Exhibition and Walking Tour | “Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi—A Marvellous Entanglement”

Join YCBA museum docents to learn about Isaac Julien’s immersive film installation Lina Bo Bardi—A Marvellous Entanglement. A short walking tour of local architecture will follow.  

About the tour

A leading figure in postwar Latin American modernism, Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) designed some of Brazil’s most iconic art institutions. Her modernist designs find resonance with numerous buildings in New Haven. 

YCBA docents will discuss architectural highlights of the Chapel Street arts area, including Paul Rudolph Hall (1963), home to the Yale School of Architecture and Yale Architecture Gallery; Yale School of Art; the Yale University Art Gallery’s Louis I. Kahn building (1953), the architect’s first commission and first modernist structure on campus; and the Yale Center for British Art (1977), Kahn’s final building. 

Tours will begin at the Yale Architecture Gallery, 180 York Street, and continue for a block to the corner of Chapel and High Streets, weather permitting. 

About the exhibition

Sir Isaac Julien’s immersive multichannel film installation Lina Bo Bardi—A Marvellous Entanglement (2019) offers a poetic portrait of the leading architect of Brazilian modernism, Lina Bo Bardi. The nine-screen installation envisioned for the Yale Architecture Gallery ignites a conversation between Bo Bardi’s landmark buildings in Brazil and Paul Rudolph’s Brutalist design for the Yale School of Architecture (1963). The exhibition is on view at the Yale Architecture Gallery through December 10, 2023. 


Register for this program by emailing Tours will be confirmed the Friday before the tour. 

Upcoming Tours

Exhibition Tours will occur on Saturdays, beginning September 9 through December 9, at 2 pm. 

Exhibition and Walking Tours will take place on Sundays, September 17, October 8, October 15, and November 19, from 11 am to 12 pm. 

Please check our calendar for additional details.

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Rudolph Hall, Yale School of Architecture, photo by Michael Marsland

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