Field trip to Yale Art Gallery this Sunday!

Sign up on Wednesday for a field trip to the Yale University Art Gallery, departing from the MSB at 11 am and back on campus by 5 pm. There will be an opportunity to explore the permanent collection of the YUAG, which includes works by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Georgia O’Keefe, Jackson Pollock, and Kerry James Marshall, as well as a special art installation by the contemporary artist, Mickalene Thomas, who has gained an international reputation for her dazzling paintings and photographs of Black women posed in lushly decorated interiors, as well as for her similarly styled, immersive installations. In Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space, the artist designs an entirely new multigallery installation, imagining domestic surroundings reminiscent of a moment in U.S. history that has never before been so explicitly represented in her work: the pre-Emancipation era. Coorganized by Thomas, the exhibition features a selection of early American portraits of Black women, men, and children—from miniatures and daguerreotypes to silhouettes on paper and engravings in books—hanging on walls, standing within cases, and resting atop furniture. There will also be an opportunity explore the campus of Yale.