Tuesday, March 13
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Shakespeare at the Gallery
Location is wheelchair accessible
The expatriate American painter Edwin Austin Abbey, who was awarded an honorary degree by Yale in 1897, became renowned in his adopted home of England for his paintings and illustrations of medieval classics. A master of narrative detail, Abbey was dedicated to painstaking research and archeological accuracy, and his paintings were also celebrated for their coloristic brilliance and compositional sweep. Two spectacular Shakespeare canvases—The Play Scene in “Hamlet" and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the Lady Anne—are now on view at the Gallery as part of the University-wide celebration Shakespeare at Yale.
Wednesday, March 28, 12:15 pm
An American Artist Paints Shakespeare: Edwin Austin Abbey at Yale
Lucy Oakley, Head of Education and Programs, Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Friday, April 20, 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with a staging of the relevant scene from Richard III
Character Studies: Portraying Shakespeare’s “Richard III” in Word and Image
Helen A. Cooper, the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Murray Biggs, Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Theater, Yale University
Part of Shakespeare at Yale, a semester of special events celebrating the Bard.