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!

Screening: Hindle Wakes

plus Crafting

A lowly mill girl becomes romantically involved with the boss's son while on holiday in Blackpool. She tries to hide it from her interfering parents by saying she spent the time with a female friend, but when her friend dies in a car accident, she is forced to admit the shameful affair to her folks.

PLUS Crafting event: Kid's weaving/crafting event in conjunction with screening of HINDLE WAKES.

Tue, June 12, 2018, 12:00pm  Details
2 hrs

Text&Textile: The Literature and Song of Resistance

Beinecke Library

The Song of the Shirt. (ca 1 hour) A reading program of powerful 19th and 20th C literary texts--from famous anthems to newly-translated poems and drama--about the situation and struggles of weavers, mill-girls, milliners, sweat-shop seamstresses, and other textile workers, in various parts of Europe, as in New York, Massachussetts, and New Haven.

Wed, June 13, 2018, 12:00pm  Details
1 hr

The Courier: Tales from the Great War

Join award-winning comic-book illustrator Nadir Balan for a look at “The Courier: Tales from the Great War,” an exhibit based on the WWI diary and scrapbook of Lt. Philip H. English of New Haven. He’ll discuss how his personal interest in WWI led to the creation of six dynamic, graphic-style murals, depicting the adventure, horror and pathos of the front lines witnessed firsthand by English.

Wed, June 13, 2018, 1:30pm  Details
45 min

Run, ye spindles, run, Drawing the threads from which the fates are spun: Text and Textiles and the Beinecke Library

Even as the Fates spin the thread of our lives, text and textile enshroud the body in the fabric of myth, the costume of the domestic or the exotic, the imperatives of the industrious or the industrial. This exhibition draws on Yale University’s extraordinary collections to explore the intersections of text and textile in literature and politics, from Eve spinning in a thirteenth-century manuscript to the mill girls of New England in the nineteenth century.

Fri, June 15, 2018, 1:30pm  Details
1 hr

Invertebrate Paleontology Tour

From Anthropology to Zoology, the 13 million objects and specimens in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s collections represent a world-class record of the history of Earth and its cultures. Yet less than a tenth of one percent is on display in the public galleries! Explore and discover the fossils of the past.

June 15, 2018  Details
30 min

Gallery Tour: Gilbert

Join guest curator Deborah Rossi for a tour of the exhibition, “Gilbert,” featuring the artwork and correspondence of WWI aviator Gilbert Nelson Jerome of New Haven. In his frequent letters home, Jerome enclosed small sketches, drawings, and watercolors depicting Army life, the French countryside, and the wonder and excitement of flight.

Fri, June 22, 2018, 3:00pm  Details
45 min