Talks

at home: Art in Context | Prints by Bridget Riley

Charlotte Lefland, Senior Curatorial Assistant in the Prints and Drawings Department at the Yale Center for British Art

at home: Art in Context

Art in Context, the Yale Center for British Art's gallery talk series, is now online. Presented by faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and student guides, these lectures are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Each talk focuses on a particular work of art in the museum's collections or a special exhibition, and takes an in-depth look at its style, subject matter, technique, or time period.

About this program

Using examples from the museum’s Prints and Drawings collection and works on view in the exhibition Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction, Charlotte Lefland discusses prints that mark significant periods in Bridget Riley’s career. Specifically, she will examine how Riley (b. 1931) was introduced to the medium and how she pushed the bounds of printmaking through her use of materials and exacting color combinations in the hundreds of innovative prints she has created over her decades-long career.

About Charlotte Lefland

Lefland received her MA in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. At consulting firm Museum & Collector Resource, Lefland worked on projects for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston, Massachusetts; the Longyear Museum, Brookline; and the Lynn Museum & Historical Society, Lynn. 

Lefland is an assisting curator on the exhibition Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction. In this capacity, she researched Riley’s works on paper, a lesser known but no less impressive part of Riley’s oeuvre. Read her essay, “Printmaking with Precision,” here.

A recording of this program will be made available online. Please check back here soon.

Top image
Bridget Riley, Untitled (Nineteen Greys A, B, C, D) (detail), 1968, screenprint in 19 colors, Bridget Riley Collection © 2022 Bridget Riley, all rights reserved.

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Bridget Riley, "New Day" (detail), 1988, oil on canvas, Bridget Riley Collection © 2022 Bridget Riley, all rights reserved.
Exhibitions

Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction

Thursday, March 3–Sunday, July 24, 2022