New Art Exhibit at Yale's Slifka Center

The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St., will host a reception to mark the opening of a new art exhibition: “Passages,” collage paintings by Nancy Rubens, on April 8, 4-6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and there will be a formal discussion of the work by Yale faculty members and the artist.

Rubens describes her work as a “visual stream of consciousness, a string of associations brought together into a coherent whole.” The paintings incorporate the ephemera of everyday life into collages. Many of the papers are found by chance, and many are collected for the artist by others. Rubens notes, “I want instinct to play against structure, raw energy to play against calm refinement.”

Linda Freidlaender, director of education at the Yale Center for British Art, calls Rubens’ work simultaneously “appeasing and provoking.”

“Passages” will be on display from April 3 through June 15.

The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is home to Yale Hillel and Young Israel House at Yale. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call the Slifka Center at 203-432-1134 or visit the website at

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