The Center offers a rich array of public programs throughout the year, offering visitors unique opportunities to attend talks, film screenings, and performances by renowned artists, scholars, directors, musicians, and performers. Full details can be found in the Calendar.
A varied program of films is screened each semester. Ranging from classic to contemporary titles, the films complement the Center’s special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. The Center also collaborates regularly with the Yale Film Study Center, screening rare 35 mm prints at the Whitney Humanities Center.
Concert performances range from classical chamber music to jazz, contemporary, and world music. Chamber music concerts, which take place at 12:30 pm on selected Wednesdays, are often performed by students from the Yale School of Music in the intimacy of the Center’s Library Court.
Theatrical and dance performances by well-known artists, theater, and dance groups are also offered throughout the year.
Talks and Lectures
The Center's regular offering of lectures on British art and culture are often related to the special exhibitions on view.
Art in Context talks, which take place on selected Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, are thirty-minute gallery talks led by faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.
Exhibition Opening Lecture: Putting Wilson on the Spot: Landscape, Art, and Location
Wednesday, March 5, 5:30 pm
Robin Simon, Editor, The British Art Journal, and Martin Postle, Deputy Director of Studies, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Sketching in the Galleries
Wednesdays, March 26 and April 16
Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art in the Center's collection and special exhibitions. Starting this Wednesday, February 12, at 5:30 pm, Jaime Ursic, MFA '02, artist and Assistant Curator of Education, will offer insights on drawing techniques and observational skills. Drawing materials are provided; all skill levels are welcome. Free; registration required for each session. Contact Education (email@example.com).