Tag Archives: exhibitions

Formative Experiences

At the end of a short passageway in the New Haven Museum, a school of origami boats hangs by thin strings at varying heights, as if suspended in animation. Each boat, symbolizing Syrian refugees fleeing for Europe, is pierced by …

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Off the Charts

City of 7 Billion: A Constructed World

There’s some irony in the way City of 7 Billion: A Constructed World’s constructors—curators Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis, with a large crew of helpers and contributors—have …

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Raised Voices

The titles of the works in Voicings, City Gallery’s new art show, are rich enough to make funny poems out of. Here’s a haiku using five of them:…

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True Romance

Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is among the most influential intellectual works ever written, an all the more staggering achievement given how unapproachable it is. Modern English translations from…

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History Vérité

“History, one might say, is sculpted by the winners,” curators Michael Hatt, Martina Droth and Jason Edwards co-write in the book that accompanies Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age

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Let’s Talk

from Architecture in Dialogue at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

I went into the Architecture in Dialogue exhibit at Yale’s Beinecke Library, which runs through this Friday, December 14, expecting to think about buildings and bridges and feats of engineering while browsing drawings and schematics. Renderings in blue pencil with …

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