The Week Ender: Happenings July 25-27

It’s a great weekend to explore the many artistic and cultural treasures at Yale’s museums.

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Yale University Art GalleryYale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St.
Open Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

View African art, American decorative arts, ancient art, and European art as well as the special exhibitions Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton and Contemporary Art/South Africa. Free.

Beinecke Library

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St.
Open Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

See the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type, and Audubon’s “Birds of America” — both books on permanent display. The entrance level and mezzanine function as a showcase for rotating exhibitions that highlight the Beinecke’s collections, including Encounters: New Small Collections at Beinecke Library and A Legacy Parlous Abiding: The Hohenzollern-Schlaberg-Hughes Collection at Yale. Free.

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel St.
Open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

View the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom at the Yale Center for British Art. Special exhibitions include Art in Focus: Wales, “Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower”: Artists’ Books and the Natural World, and Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland. Free.

Center for Science and Social Science Information

Center for Science and Social Science Information
Kline Biology Tower, CSSSI 24-Hour Space
219 Prospect St.
Friday, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

See Streams of Sustainability at Yale: a Media Exhibit at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI). The exhibit emphasizes sustainability as it relates to energy, environment, food, education, and materials management. CSSSI provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. Free.

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments
15 Hillhouse Ave.
Open Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Saturday.

Visit Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, featuring instruments from antiquity to the present — from music boxes to minstrel bones, and kalangu to clavichord. The collection houses nearly 1,000 instruments and is “committed to fostering the understanding and appreciation of musical instruments from all cultures.” Free.

Cushing /Whitney Medical Library

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar St.
Open Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Discover Cushing’s Brains. Named for Yale College graduate and neurosurgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing, the center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations, his personal diaries, black-and-white patient photographs, and memorabilia, as well as historical anatomical and medical materials. Free.  

Peabody Museum

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Ave.
Open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Explore the permanent collection of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History — providing a record of the history of the Earth, its life, and its cultures, including “The Great Hall of Dinosaurs” permanent exhibit. Special exhibits include Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies and From Mercury to Earth? A Meteorite Like No Other. Click here for museum admission information.