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Jock Reynolds
Jock Reynolds is the former Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.
Reynolds, Jock
Reynolds, Jock
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The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America
For more than sixty years the Yale University Art Gallery has had the good fortune of housing the Société Anonyme Collection of modern art as part of its permanent collection. Generations of Yale students, scholars, and members of our public audience have been fascinated by this unique assemblage of more than one thousand works. Canonical...
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery
The Yale University Art Gallery, the oldest university art museum in America, has long been famous for its extraordinary holdings in American paintings and decorative arts. The major multiyear renovation that the Gallery’s buildings are currently undergoing meant that these celebrated collections would be removed from public view for several years. We...
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Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design during the Great Depression
In 1983, the Yale University Art Gallery mounted the pioneering exhibition on 1920s American modern decorative arts, At Home in Manhattan, curated by Karen Davies, then a graduate student in the Department of the History of Art. At Home in Manhattan recovered a vibrant early world in...
Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
Josef Albers (1888–1976, Hon. 1950, Hon. 1962) left an indelible legacy at Yale University, one he swiftly began to establish upon arriving in New Haven in 1950 from Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Josef had been recruited to head the Yale School of Art’s Department of Design by his good friend Charles Sawyer, who had in 1947 returned to his alma mater to become...
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A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950
The years covered in A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 overlap with the formation of the Gallery’s American decorative arts collection through the substantial gift of Francis P. and Mabel Brady Garvan beginning in 1930. The strengths of the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection are the colonial and Federal periods, and for decades, these constituted the scope of the Gallery’s holdings in American decorative arts. When Charles F. Montgomery came to the …