Exhibition Talks & Tours

Visit the world-class museums and galleries of New Haven with free talks and exhibition tours, hosted by expert curators and guides.

More Exhibition Talks & Tours will be posted below over the next several weeks. Please check back!

Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

Yale University Art Gallery

Join La Tanya S. Autry, the Marcia Brady Tucker Senior Fellow, Department of Photography, and curator of the exhibition leads a walking tour that tells the story of the African American liberation movement in New Haven.

Tue, June 13, 2017, 12:30pm  Details
1 hr

Traveling in Place

An improvisational performance and installation created and performed by Megan Craig.

Tue, June 13, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Gallery Talk - Made in New Haven: A look at two exhibitions

Yale University Art Gallery

"Small Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas" and "Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light"

Wed, June 14, 2017, 12:30pm  Details
1 hr

Road Trip! with guest curator Mary Donahue

Take a grand tour of Road Trip! with guest-curator, Mary Donahue as she explores the history and roadside architecture of one of the great American pastimes, road trips!

Wed, June 14, 2017, 1:30pm  Details
1 hr

Ideas in the Gallery: View the Collection

Join us for an in-depth, close look at works in the collection. Led by Gallery staff, small groups engage in slow looking, close analysis, and critical conversation for a truly participatory experience.

Thursday, June 15, 4:30pm
Gallery Talk, Guided Looking Session: Candy/A Good and Spacious Land
Join Jim Goldberg, Germano Kimbro, Christopher Klatell, Kevin McBride, Laura Wexler, and Jason Mancini for a guided looking session in the galleries, focusing on the exhibition Candy/A Good and Spacious Land.

The looking session precedes an Ideas EventImaging New Haven: Candy/A Good and Spacious Land,” at 5:30 pm in the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall. Space is limited.

Friday, June 16, 12:30pm
Gallery Talk, Guided Looking Session: Candy/A Good and Spacious Land
Join Jim Goldberg, Christopher Klatell, and Joe Taylor for a guided looking session in the galleries, focusing on the exhibition Candy/A Good and Spacious Land.

The looking session precedes an Ideas Event “...

June 15 - 23, 2017  Details
45 min

Furniture Study Tour

Go behind the scenes of the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study, the Gallery’s working library of American furniture and wooden objects, which features more than 1,000 works from the 17th to the 21st century.

June 16 - 23, 2017  Details
1 hr

Juliet Nicolson on the work of her grandmother, Vita Sackville-West

Juliet Nicolson, in conversation with curator, Timothy Young, discusses the legacies of her grandmother, Vita Sackville-West - both literary and horticultural - and the thread of creativity connecting generations of women in her family, as detailed in her latest book, A House Full of Daughters. The talk is in conjunction with the special exhibition at the Beinecke Library, Happiness: The Writer in the Garden, which features writers whose archives are at the Beinecke, including Sackville-West. 

Fri, June 16, 2017, 5:00pm  Details
1 hr

Highlights Tour

Yale University Art Gallery

Join our educators for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection.


June 17 - 24, 2017  Details
1 hr

Whitman Sampler

In celebration of the Passions of Bloom World Premiere

This behind-the-scenes Beinecke event features the Walt Whitman Collection, part of the library's extensive Yale Collection of American Literature.

June 20, 2017  Details
1 hr

Gallery Talk - Made in New Haven: The Work of Steers and Wojnarowicz

Yale University Art Gallery

Discusses the work of Hugh Steers, B.A. 1985, and David Wojnarowicz, focusing on each artist’s depiction of life during the AIDS crisis in the 1990s.

Wed, June 21, 2017, 12:30pm  Details
1 hr