• Graduate seminar in the Yale Center for British Art
  • Kyoto Kano School, Japan, Scenes from the Tale of Genji, 1625-1650. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Undergraduate seminar in the Yale University Art Gallery
  • Haida, Northwest Coast, Canada. Basketry hat. Peabody Museum, Yale University
  • Frederic Edwin Church, Mt. Ktaadn, 1853. Yale University Art Gallery
  • Students at the Metropolitan Museum with Prof Robert Nelson’s course Art of Byzantium, 850-1200, Fall 2015
  • Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah
  • Undergraduate seminar with Prof. Nicola Suthor in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Tino di Camaino, Three Princesses, ca. 1325-35, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Museum and the Nation seminar taught by Prof Kishwar Rivzi at I.M.Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar

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Graduate’s Mondrian-themed Cap celebrated in New York Times

June 11, 2019

Xander Mitchell, BA’19, is quoted in the New York Times’s article “Wearing Their Hearts on Their Graduation Caps.” Members of the class of 2019 share the inspiration behind their decorated mortarboards” by Lela Moore. We congratulate Xander on graduating, and for his inventive spin on traditional graduation regalia. His words capture the very best of Yale.

Carol Armstrong's Cezanne's Gravity wins prestigious award

June 11, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Armstrong whose book Cézanne’s Gravity, published in 2018 by Yale University Press, has won the 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award for an Outstanding Book on Modernism in the Arts, presented by the Daedalus Foundation. The prestigious award is judged by a panel of leading historians and critics.