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.
Open Commencement Monday
The Center will be open on Commencement Monday, May 20, 10 am–5 pm to welcome graduates, their families, and members of the general public.
Two exhibitions will be on view: Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, and a student-curated exhibition, Art in Focus: St Ives Abstraction, as well as permanent collection objects on the fourth floor.
The Museum Shop is featuring the exhibition-related publication Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century for a reduced price through June 2, 2013.
In addition, the Reference Library and Study Room will be open from 10 am–4:30 pm, and selections from the Collection of Prints and Drawings will be on display in the Study Room.