Student-Curated Exhibit Focuses on a Visitor’s Experience While Viewing Art
The way in which the text accompanying works of art may affect the way viewers experience the work is explored in a new student guide exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art.
For “Art in Focus: Installation, Interpretation, Narration,” student guides have reinterpreted a group of works on display; without altering the installation, they have examined the way in which labels, wall text and other didactic materials affect visitor experiences of the art. Students selected a new theme for the installation and developed accompanying introductory panels and wall labels, which will hang alongside the original interpretive materials, to emphasize the ability of the same works to tell multiple stories.
The exhibition opened on March 24, and will remain on view through June 22. The student curators of the exhibition — all undergraduates — are Sarah Armitage, Paulina Arnold, Jessica Dilworth, Tanya Grigoroglou, Grace Kim, Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Nick Robbins, Danielle Tomson and Leo Wallo. They worked under the direction of gallery staff members Angus Trumble, Linda Friedlaender and Jennifer Kowitt.
The Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.