The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 28-30
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
F R I D A Y
Go behind the scenes for a tour of the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study — a working library of American furniture and wooden objects featuring more than 1,000 works from the 17th to the 21st century. Free (space is limited). Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 12:30 p.m.
F R I D A Y & S A T U R D A Y
See the world premiere of War, a play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. According to the producers, “’War’ is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other — and themselves — in the present.” Yale Repertory Theatre, 1156 Chapel St. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Browse the holiday window displays of The Shops at Yale. The fanciful creations, created using paper and glue, were designed by students and faculty from Paier College of Art and will be unveiled on Saturday at more than 10 businesses between 976 and 1144 Chapel St. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y & S U N D A Y
Take an interactive Highlights Tour and learn about Yale University Art Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. The tour will focus on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view. Free. 1111 Chapel St. Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
A L L W E E K E N D
See the exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901 — your last chance before it closes on Sunday. The first of its kind ever undertaken by a museum, the exhibition examines the production and reception of sculpture in Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Look closely at the lives of some of the smallest creatures on our planet. The exhibit Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants features the photography of Mark Moffett and highlights the lives of ants — hunting, communicating, dealing with disease, and agriculture — and chronicles the work of entomologists in the field today. The exhibition features hands-on displays, including oversized ant models, and a window into live ant colonies. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.