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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of AIGA: A Legacy of Contributions from Yale

Curated by Holly Hatheway, Assistant Director for Collections, Research & Access Services

June 30 - September 16, William H. Wright Exhibit Area, lower level

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) was established "to stimulate and encourage those engaged in the graphic arts." Throughout the organization's 100 year history, the membership has included the most outstanding exponents of the arts of printing, bookmaking, typography and design, illustration, printmaking, ink and paper making, and photography, as well as representing artists, publishers, booksellers, and collectors.

Yale University faculty, alumni, and University Printers have a long history of membership and contributions to AIGA including a legacy of leadership, award winning design, publications, scholarship, and mentorship of the next generation.  This exhibition showcases Yale's contributions to AIGA and the discipline of graphic design through a wide variety of activities including design education, participation in AIGA competitions, and as recipients of the prestigious AIGA Medal, which celebrates life-long contributions to the profession.




Hot Spots: Highlights from the Jazz Collections in the Gilmore Music Library


Curator: Richard Boursy, Archivist, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Most of the Gilmore Music Library's holdings come from the classical tradition, but we are also a world-renowned center of jazz research. The Library is the home of the papers of the "King of Swing," Benny Goodman, as well as numerous other jazz figures, such as Mel Powell, Eddie Sauter, Slam Stewart, Red Norvo, and John Hammond. It also holds individual manuscripts by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, and Glenn Miller. Hot Spots features a selection of these treasures, along with photographs of jazz luminaries from the papers of Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance and Fred Plaut.


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