Arts & Culture


Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
(203) 432-1810

An exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, founded at Yale in 1941, details the life of Johnson—an author, poet, civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Through December 10

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)
Center for British Art
(203) 432-2800

Contemporary British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare explores Britain’s imperial past in his art; the seven works on display focus on the legacy of Admiral Lord Nelson.

Through December 11


Seven Guitars
Yale Repertory Theatre
(203) 432-1234

The fifth work in August Wilson’s ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle focuses on seven characters in the Hill District of 1948 Pittsburgh, including a troubled blues musician trying to follow his dream.

November 25 through December 17


Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830
University Art Gallery
(203) 432-0600

This survey of Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods brings together more than 130 pieces—including elaborately carved chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks—to highlight the aesthetic innovations developed in the region.

Through January 8, 2017

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