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A Jar’s Story

Glenn Adamson — “Keep the Corean pot in memory.” With those words, the great potter Bernard Leach imparted one of his most treasured possessions to another great potter, Lucie Rie, in February 1947. The object in question was a Moon Jar – so named for its whiteness and nearly perfect

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#Shakespeare400 writ small… exquisitely small!

The Yale Center for British Art celebrates its grand reopening on May 11th, and this summer it will offer a marvelous exhibition: “The Poet of Them All”: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Binding from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert. Nearly one hundred exquisitely bound miniature editions of plays, sonnets, and

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Notes From the Field: Sculpture Victorious at the YCBA

Ivy Sanders Schneider– The Sculpture Victorious exhibition at the YCBA greets viewers with two busts of Queen Victoria. The first is of Victoria at 21 – positioned at eye level, she appears youthful and pretty, her face bright, her shoulders exposed. The second bust, behind and to the right of

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Vacation Photo Contest Inspired by Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland

It’s back to school time again, with all of the portent of wonderful books yet unread, brilliant lectures yet unheard.  It also means, of course, that summer vacation is over.  We still have our memories of the summer’s travels, and the photographs.  It’s interesting to see how different holiday destinations

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From the Designer’s Desk (Part 1): Miko McGinty

“What happened to July’s installation of From the Designer’s Desk?” we hear you asking.  Here’s what: we rolled the July and August posts together into one fantastic, two-part double post from Miko McGinty and Rita Jules. Miko and Rita are, respectively, the Principal and Senior Graphic Designer at Miko McGinty

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Win a copy of Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower!

As spring turns into summer here in New England, nature is bursting forth everywhere.  Farmer’s markets are overflowing with leafy greens, herbs, peas, and strawberries.  Alders, elms and oaks are again offering us a whispering canopy.  And if you listen carefully, fern fronds and tiny blooms are actually begging –

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Strangers No More: Two American Photographers Meet at the Yale Center for British Art

With gratitude to our colleagues at the Huntington Library, our blogs are sharing a post today.  Their wonderful blog, Verso, is edited by Matt Stevens, who offers us the following insight into the Yale Center for British Art exhibition and accompanying catalogue (distributed by Yale University Press), Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro:

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Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Curating an Appreciation of the Natural World

Sarah Welcome— Since I can remember, I have loved being outdoors. All of the senses are engaged and I find the natural world infinitely fascinating and entertaining. I’m inspired by everything, from the sight of a proud robin hopping around in the grass, to the sound of a bumble bee

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Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Follow @yaleARTbooks Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century opens with Giovanni’s Boldini’s Portrait of a Lady, which features a popular society woman seated on an elaborately embroidered coral silk settee fanning herself with a great black ostrich feather fan.  As she leans toward the viewer

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Caro: Close Up

Follow @yaleARTbooks Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, curated the exhibition Caro: Close Up, and opened the show on October 17th with an illuminating lecture.  The exhibition features Sir Anthony Caro’s early paintings and smaller sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art,

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