Tag Archives: public art

Conversation Piece

Habakuk by Max Ernst

Yale’s architecture is aflutter with birds. Some are phoenixes, some are eagles, though for the most part owls rule the roost. Yet for the last two years, a mysterious newcomer has been standing watch over Bulldog territory…

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Power Animals

Torosaurus outside the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

Round a few corners in downtown New Haven and you’re bound to see a piece of public art. What you’re unlikely to see is a certain category of it: sculptures of animals, or at least the non-…

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Writing the Ship

Amistad Memorial

A couple years back, Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney caught a big blunder in Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s big film biography of Abraham Lincoln. One scene shows states voting to ratify the…

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Starring Roles

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville in the Ninth Square

Next time you’re strolling through New Haven’s Ninth Square district, look down.

You’ve probably walked by, or on, them before: 21 granite stars embedded in the sidewalks of Orange and Crown Streets.…

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’pops Art

Gallows and Lollipops by Alexander Calder

It was a very brave soul who proposed that a gleaming red, blue and yellow kinetic sculpture by Alexander Calder be placed on Yale’s Hewitt University Quadrangle near the back entrance of Woolsey Hall and a book’s-throw from the Beinecke …

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Starring Roles

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and "Path of Stars"

Next time you’re strolling through New Haven’s Ninth Square district, look down.

You’ve probably walked by, or on, them before: 21 granite stars embedded in the sidewalks of Orange and Crown Streets. There’s one memorializing…

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Writing the Ship

Amistad Memorial

Earlier this month, Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney caught a big blunder in the new film biography of Abraham Lincoln. One scene shows states voting to ratify the amendment abolishing slavery, with Courtney’s 19th-century…

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Taking It Public

Anne Frank-themed public art in New Haven

Art is easily had in New Haven. Just this week, at the Ideat Village festival temporary headquarters at 118 Court Street, there was an un-juried, free-for-all overflow of a gallery show featuring over six dozen area artists. Some of these painters, …

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