Toto Kisaku, Artist in Residence: on "Identity"

Does the acquisition of an identity change our being? Does looking for and discovering our identity strengthen or weaken our capacity for personal and community development?

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Visionary Leadership Award Reflection

Claudia Rankine sits on stage. She has just won the 8th annual Visionary Leadership Award. Speaking calmly, taking pauses only to let her words resonate more clearly, Rankine discusses her award...

Announcing Festival Co-Directors!

Tom Griggs, Chad Herzog, and Liz Fisher appointed Co-Directors of the Festival.

YQI welcomes Spencer Topel as second artist-in-residence for the upcoming academic year

Following the successful launch of the Yale Quantum Institute Artist-in-Residence Program in Summer 2017 and the overwhelmingly positive reception of the artistic residency of Martha Willette...

Geoff Sobelle builds a HOME at the International Festival

I hadn’t intended to get married when I left the house this afternoon.

But by 5pm, I had a new husband – a stranger I had never met – who drank wine and toasted me with a...

TALKING AROUND THE BACK PORCH: STORIES ON AUGUST WILSON

The late American playwright August Wilson, whose Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning play Fences premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is legend for his depiction of the African-American...

Tim Snyder: On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder discusses his guide to identifying and understanding the frightening parallels between our current reality and that of 20th century Europeans.

We thought it was about the economy?

Since the inauguration, we've seen executive orders on immigration, controversies surrounding Russia, and tweets about crowd size and wire tapping. But hold on—wasn't it supposed to be about the...

Cheers to our Festival Volunteers!

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who give so generously of their time to make the Festival a success for all!

Learn more about Volunteering at the Festival and submit a 2018...

AMERICAN CUISINE, NEW ENGLAND CUISINE, NEW HAVEN CUISINE

Paul Freedman, author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America shares a history of American eating preferences and how we got to where we are. From New England’s culinary identity created by the...

CITIZENSHIP: AN EXPLORATION

Citizenship has been the underlying theme of much of our national conversation in recent months. Beyond the legal sense of “membership in a particular nation state,” citizenship has broader...

"Festival" is a verb.

We know it; you showed it. Thank you - to our audiences, artists, thinkers, volunteers, and staff - for making Arts & Ideas the "Crown Jewel" of the arts in Connecticut!

IMAGING NEW HAVEN: ENGAGING THE CITY

Join Nicholas Dawidoff, writer, Lisa Kereszi, critic, photographer, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Art, Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, for a discussion...

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