The Week Ender: Happenings March 18-20

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Cushing's Brains

Browse the brains, view the videos, open the drawers, and light up the vitrines on a Guided Tour of the Cushing Center. Dedicated to the work of Dr. Harvey Cushing, regarded as the father of modern neurosurgery, the center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations and personal diaries, patient photographs, memorabilia, and historical anatomical and medical materials. Free. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar St. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

medical equipment

Steel yourself for a trip through medical history. The Selections from the Medical Instruments Collection exhibit highlights objects from the Medical Historical Library’s instruments and artifacts collection, including a variety of obstetrical forceps, 17th century mortars and pestles, 19th century surgical kits, an early blood transfusion machine, eye charts and other ophthalmology instruments, and pharmaceutical drug bottles and marketing. Free. Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Foyer, 333 Cedar St. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.



Cheer for the Yale women’s lacrosse team as they take on Brown University at home. Free. Reese Stadium, 75 Central Ave. 1 p.m.


Come to the Peabody after hours for the annual family event A Night at the Peabody Museum. See the museum come alive with games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals and some special surprises. Costumes are encouraged. Advance reservation required. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. 6 p.m.



Watch as the Yale men’s baseball team takes on Holy Cross for a doubleheader at home. Free. Yale Field, 250 Derby Ave., West Haven. 1 p.m.

Highlights Tour

Join an interactive Highlights Tour of the Yale University Art Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection. The tours will focus on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view. No two tours are the same. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Bird Architecture

View the exhibition Bird Architecture: The Coevolutionary Aesthetics of Bird and Man Art, curated by mp Warming and featuring work by artists Hilla Steinert/Uwe Arens, Victor Romanyshyn, mp Warming; and scientists Christopher Clark, Damian Elias, Madeline Girard, Richard Prum, Kristof Zyskowski. The exhibit is sponsored by the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. Free. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.  Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

To see more events, visit the Yale Calendar of Events and the Yale Arts Calendar.

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