Arts & Culture


Nutcracker Swing

Yale Jazz Ensemble
(203) 432-4113

A holiday concert in Morse Recital Hall features Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

December 3, 2014, 7:30 pm


Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain

Center for British Art
(203) 432-2800

A display of paintings, sculptures, prints, and other art examines the impact of slavery and British imperialism on the portrait as an artistic genre. Related programs include an international conference with Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.

Through December 14


Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire

Yale University Art Gallery
(203) 432-0600

Decorative objects made in provinces of the Roman Empire, from Gaul to Syria, show local and Roman culture interacting.

Through January 4, 2015


Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

Peabody Museum of Natural History
(203) 432-5050

Photographs, models, live ant colonies and ant lions, and hands-on displays explore the lives of ants.

Through January 4, 2015


Paul Rand: Pioneer by Design

Sterling Memorial Library
(203) 432-1810

Rand, born 100 years ago, designed iconic logos for IBM, UPS, Westinghouse, and others; this exhibit is drawn from his papers, held at Yale.

Through January 30, 2015

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