Walking Tour: Re-the-Future, 57+ Years and Counting

With Ely Center for Contemporary Art


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Learn about the history of the Ely Center of Contemporary Art (formerly known as the John Slade Ely House) at 51 Trumbull Street in New Haven. Situated within an English Elizabethan style house built in 1901 by S. G. Taylor, the Ely Center was home to John Slade Ely (1860–1906) and Grace Taylor Ely, who came to New Haven in 1897. Now it is one of New Haven’s premier contemporary art spaces, with a constant rotation of thought provoking and innovative art from New Haven’s vibrant visual arts community. This tour will explore both the home and art center and view the exhibitions on display throughout nine galleries.