Open House

Study Room Open House: Roots of Global Food Production

Free admission

A display of drawings, prints, watercolors, and rare books will be on view in celebration of Yale’s Sustainability Week (October 3–7).

This focused display considers the roots of global food production and consumption. Britain’s imperial history intertwines with the trade in foods that are now widely consumed all over the globe, such as sugar, rice, mangoes, and tea. Artistic representations of these foodstuffs depict the beauty that made them alluring, and suggest the sometimes devasting human and environmental impacts caused by their production.

Join us in the Study Room for this special display! Appointments are not needed.

Learn more about the Study Room.

Celebrating Sustainability at Yale

Interested in planting trees on campus, learning about plant-forward eating, or taking some time to practice yoga in nature? Celebrate Sustainability is a weeklong series of events to raise awareness and deepen campus engagement around sustainability. All are welcome and encouraged to attend events hosted by individuals, departments, and groups across Yale. This year’s theme is “Act Today, Protect Tomorrow,” a recognition of the urgent need to adopt sustainable behaviors. Events this year include a campus planting party, a native plant walk, meditation, workdays on the Yale Farm, a book swap, museum exhibitions, and so much more. Find more information and a full calendar of events on the Celebrate Sustainability website.

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Artist once known, Breadfruit Plant (Artocarpus altilis) (detail), ca. 1800, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund