Arts & Humanities

Elizabeth Alexander ’84 named president of Mellon Foundation

February 7, 2018

Alexander, a renowned writer, poet, and scholar, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading voices in modern literature and a visionary in the academy.

Yale scholars honored for distinction in the arts

February 7, 2018

Paul Messier and Edward S. Cook, Jr. will receive 2018 Awards for Distinction by the College Arts Association for their work in the visual arts.

Events to feature conversations with Israeli Palestinian writer

February 6, 2018

The Yale community will have the opportunity to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Feb. 8-9, when Israeli-Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua visits campus.

Yale and New Haven usher in Year of the Dog

February 6, 2018

Lunarfest, an event offering cultural programs for adults and children, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

YSM to debut innovative production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’

February 6, 2018

The classic opera will be performed at the Shubert Theatre, Feb. 16-18. Directed by YSD alumnus Dustin Wills with Israel Gursky conducting.

In silence, the beauty of a new language emerges at Yale

February 5, 2018

Yale is now offering its first ever American Sign Language class — an immersion course in which students are expected to communicate entirely in sign.

In keynote address, Cornel West urges integrity, action, and ‘soulcraft’

February 5, 2018

West, a prominent public intellectual and professor at Harvard Divinity School, gave the Black History Month 2018 Keynote Lecture on Feb. 3 at Battell Chapel.

Doctor-writer Kunmi Sobowale participates in YSM writers’ workshop

February 2, 2018

Already a published op-ed writer, Sobowale recently tried his hand at narrative writing with the immersive Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop.

The Quadcast: Are there limits to religious freedom?

February 2, 2018

YDS’ Tisa Wenger discusses conflicts of religious freedom in the U.S., including cases of discrimination against Muslims and same-sex couples.

The Paston Treasure: A painting like no other

February 2, 2018

Produced by the Yale Center for British Art and Cultureshock, this short film delves into the art, craft, and science of a truly remarkable painting.