Monday, August 23, 2010
A chance to get to know the Yale art museums
NEW HAVEN — The Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art will hold their sixth-annual Open House, featuring works of art, free tours, music, and light refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2, the organizations said in a statement.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art on Chapel Street.
Read a news story about the Yale art museum here and here
The Yale Art Museums’ Open House “invites the community to learn more about art and the museums’ collections and programs in an informal setting,” the statement said. “The celebration coincides with New Haven’s “First Thursdays” when area shops are open late.”
The museum tours by Yale student guides are intended to offer creative insights and performances by Yale’s celebrated a cappella singing groups are intended to “bring music and energy to the experience of looking at art,” the statement said.
Student guides and museum staff will be on hand to answer questions and to speak about upcoming exhibitions and events at each museum. There will also be a Yale improv group and art activities, the statement said,
Tours and performances begin at 5:30 p.m. A cappella groups, which will perform throughout the evening at various locations in the Gallery and Center are: The Baker’s Dozen, The Duke’s Men, Red Hot & Blue, Rhythmic Blue, and The Yale Alley Cats.
Yale University Art Gallery is at 1111 Chapel St. The Yale Center for British Art is at 1080 Chapel St.
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