there are the ones who do see me: Celebrating Yale Women Artists
On view from April 2 to August 26, 2022
As part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Women at Yale, this exhibition highlights works by women who have graduated from the School of Art, Yale’s first coeducational school. The education of women has been a fundamental part of the School’s mission since its foundation. The initial bequest that made the School possible was a donation of Augustus and Caroline Street specifically for “a school for practical instruction, open to both sexes, for such as propose to follow art as a profession.” Drawn from Arts Library Special Collections, these artists books, prints, and photo books span the last six decades and offer a glimpse into the exceptional careers of 27 women artists counted amongst Yale University alumni.
The title of the exhibition, “there are the ones who do see me” is a quote from Gertrude Stein’s How to Write (1931) as it appears in one of Eve Fowler’s (M.F.A. 1992) posters on display.
Curated by Allison Comrie, 2019-20 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, and Mar González Palacios, Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections
The William H. Wright Special Collections Exhibition Area is located on the lower level of the Haas Family Arts Library (due to COVID 19 restrictions, exhibitions are currently open only to Yale affiliates authorized to be on campus).