Introduction - Yale University
Since the mid-twentieth century, Yale has been a leader in the integration of the practice of painting, sculpture, photography, design, and new media into both undergraduate and graduate curricula.
The commitment of the School of Art to the rigorous fusion of thinking and makingâ€”in a context in which superb resources in other disciplines are available to aspiring artistsâ€”has made it a magnet for the most talented young people from around the world. Starting in the 1960s with the arrival of Bauhaus master Josef Albers, the School has likewise attracted an unrivaled faculty. In addition, visiting lecturers have included a cross section of the creators and critics who have set the course of visual art during the last five decades. Indeed, many who attended the School of Art have gone on to join the front ranks of that groundbreaking company.
With a constant flow of speakers, new facilities for all mediums, a new exhibition space for contemporary art, and events and programs developed in collaboration with the Yale University Art Gallery and other arts departments, the School of Art offers students, the university as a whole, and the wider community not only a broad perspective on what has recently happened and is happening in art, but also glimpses of what is coming.
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