More Art 2023

Strange Light: A VR/AR Project

You are invited to partake in this 15 minute unique VR experience designed by Kit Hung (Hong Kong) and JLS Gangwisch (New Haven/USA). "Strangelight - Being Bubblicious" offers a powerful and immersive VR narrative that sheds light on the rich and multifaceted experiences of a transwoman of color. Engage with her story, celebrate her resilience, and be inspired to embrace understanding, acceptance, and positive change. Join Bubblicious on this virtual journey and become part of her vibrant and inclusive community.

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New Haven Day

New Haven Day brings together organizations, partners, and individuals for an interactive community resource day on the Green happening simultaneously during BEERfest.

Elements of Abundance: Fashion Essentials and Royal Couture

This carefully curated fashion show will take you on a chronological journey through the wardrobe of Ghana’s citizenry and royalty. Featuring a special performance by SĀHGE Academy's Contemporary African Dance Class, choreographed by Mariyama Shari Caldwell-Young, this cultural experience is perfect for youth, families and scholars of all ages.

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An Artist Conversation with Kit Hung: The Making of Strange Light

Listen as our Yale-China Fellow, Kit Hung, explains the making of "Strange Light: A VR/AR Project"

Bill Lowe's Signifyin' Natives

The renowned ensemble of Bill Lowe’s Signifyin’ Natives reassembles in New Haven to celebrate the release of their first cd recording, “SWEET CANE, Suites and Other Pedagogical Prompts,” including Lowe’s adaptation of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, first published in 1923. 45-minute Lecture Demonstration followed by an hour Concert

Ten Years Screening

There will be a 4 day film screening of the Ten Years, a series which started in Hong Kong and extended to Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. The series invites directors and viewers to envision and reimagine the future of their own environments. Attendees will participate in a talkback with Yale-China Artist Fellow Kit Hung immediately following the screening. The Ten Years screenings at the Festival are sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale and the Council on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale.

Beneath the Green, The Quantum

In Partnership with Yale Quantum Institute

Festival visitors are invited to circulate through this light installation as if electrons ruminating within a closed quantum system. Not unlike the isolated, cold, and dark environment of a quantum device’s dilution refrigeration tank, the darkness of the night on the New Haven Green is traversed by striking bright lights.

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Presented by Docomomo US

Join Docomomo US, the national modern preservation organization, as we take to the sidewalks of New Haven to discover buildings from the city's past and present. Learn to read a building using the language of architecture and capture your favorite details, patterns and textures along the way.

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2023 Fellows Graduation

Congratulations to our 2023 Fellows! Celebrate with us as our high school fellowship students take center stage and graduate from their semester–long college–level course.

Four Elements Exhibition

Curated by Alva Greenberg

Inspired by the essence of fire, water, earth, and air, each artist shares work to move the spirit and stir the consciousness towards greater connection and eco-empathy with the natural world. This exhibition hopes to resonate with the musical presentation of Brooklyn Rider which focuses on these powerful elements and our relationship to them. Featured artists: Judy Cotton, Anindita Dutta, Jesse Good, Gabriel Warren.