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Yale University Art Gallery announces events for December

The Yale University Art Gallery will host many events during the month of December, including special exhibitions “Continuous Present”, “The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking” and Family Day on December 6!

Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery

NEW HAVEN, CT – Step inside the Yale University Art Gallery for a break from the holiday rush. Stroll the permanent collections and enjoy the special exhibitions, “Continuous Present” and “The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking.” Remember to save the date for Family Day on December 6!

As always, you can join docents for guided tours of the permanent collection and enjoy gallery conversations with undergraduate Gallery Guides, who lead themed explorations of works on view.

Family Day: Two Museums, Twice the Fun

Sunday, December 6, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Families are invited to come and explore the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art—two great museums right across the street from each other. The afternoon includes fun for the whole family with special art-making activities, storytelling in the galleries, and tours for children ages 4–10. Enjoy the collections and learn more about the art right here in New Haven. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Focus On: “Being Present to Experience: John Dewey and the Poetics of Painting”

Wednesday, December 2, 12:20 PM

This gallery talk is presented by Aja Armey, Museum Educator.

Furniture Study Tour
Friday, December 4, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

The American Decorative Arts Furniture Study is a working library of American furniture and wooden objects, housing approximately 1,000 works from the Gallery’s collection. Ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, this selection of chests, tables, chairs, desks, clocks, cupboards, looking glasses, and woodturnings highlights important stylistic developments in American craftsmanship and design.

Weekly tours of the Furniture Study are given by curators from the Department of American Decorative Arts. No advanced registration required, but space is limited. Meet at the Gallery’s information desk.

Masterpiece Tours: Guided Tours by Museum Docents
Saturday, December 5, 1:30 PM

Angles on Art: Gallery Tours by Undergraduates
Friday, December 4, 3:30 PM

Special-exhibition tour of “Continuous Present”
Naina Saligram, BR ’11

Saturday, December 5, 3:00 PM
“Representation and Power in Art”
Edith Sangueza, PC ’10

Sunday, December 6, 3:30 PM
“The Power of Myth”
Juliann Rowe, CC ’10

Next exclusive Members’ event:
Thursday, December 10, 7:15 PM

This Members’ night begins with a Gallery conversation on the work of Andy Warhol led by Jennifer Farrell, the Florence B. Selden Assistant Curator, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, followed by the world premiere of Yale Repertory Theatre’s “POP!,” a new musical set in Warhol’s legendary Factory. The performance will be followed by a Talk Back led by the play’s cast and creative team.

Members of the Yale Art Museums may purchase tickets to this event for $32 (limit of two per member). To purchase tickets, please call Laura Kirk, Assistant Director of Audience Services at Yale Rep, at 203.432.9734, or e-mail The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, November 23. To register for the preshow gallery conversation, please call 203.432.9658, or e-mail

For information on joining Members of the Yale Art Museums, please visit:
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