Special Events


Sports, gatherings and special events, galleries and museums, and religious services taking place on either or both reunion weekends. Please check dates carefully.

SPORTS FOR ALUMNI & GUESTS

Gym Hours
Enjoy the spectacular Adrian C. Israel Fitness Center in Payne Whitney Gym. Basketball courts, swimming and squash will also be available.
Weekdays: 6 am – 9 pm (pool open 6 – 8 am, 10 am – 2 pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
(pool open 10 am 2 pm)
70 Tower Parkway

Tennis & Golf
Yale Tennis Center outdoor courts will be available Thursday Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm availability and in case of inclement weather, call (203) 764-9227.

Golf is available at the Yale Golf Course (Conrad Drive) for a special reunion rate ($50 greens fee; $20 cart fee per player) and requires advance registration. For individual tee times, contact Peter Pulaski at the Golf Course at the Golf Course at (203) 392-2307 or peter.pulaski@yale.edu

CULTURAL HOUSE RECEPTIONS

Afro-American Cultural Center
To Be Announced

Asian American Cultural Center
To Be Announced

La Casa Cultural Reception
Alumni and guests are invited to La Casa Cultural for a reception, to share your experiences, talk with current students and catch up with friends old and new, and meet the new leadership team at the Center. In addition, you can learn how to become involved with the Yale Latino Alumni Association (YLAA) nationally and on a local level. We look forward to seeing you at reunion!
Saturday, 3 4:15 pm
La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown Street

Yale GALA/LGBT Alumni Association
Please join us for a reception as we talk to students and faculty about the current affairs of the LGBT campus community. (www.yalegala.org)
Saturday, 3 – 5 pm
Office of LGBTQ Resources, enter through 100 Tower Parkway or 40A Ashmun Street

SPECIAL EVENTS

AA Open Discussion Meetings
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 5:30 pm
Dwight Hall Library, Old Campus

Campus Tours by the Mead Visitor Center
Friday, 10:30 am & 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm

The Center also offers self-guided tours of "Architecture of Yale," "Public Art at Yale," Sustainability at Yale," and "Women at Yale."
149 Elm Street

Directed Studies Alumni Reception
DS alumni from all classes are invited to a gathering at Whitney Humanities Center.
Saturday, 3 pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street


Dwight Hall at Yale
Meet up with alumni and students who share a passion for community and social justice. Learn how you can nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and how you can advance justice and service around the world.
Friday, 3 – 5 pm
Dwight Hall, Old Campus

 

St. Anthony Hall Society (Delta Psi)
St. A's alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends.
Friday, 5 pm: Cocktails
Saturday, 8:30 am – noon: Breakfast
Saturday 3 pm: Cocktails
483 College Street

Yale Bookstore Alumni Authors Display
The Yale Bookstore is proud to feature alumni works on display and to host book signings for any interested authors during reunion weekend. Please contact Harry Cohen by April 14th at eventsyale321@gmail.com
77 Broadway

Yale Farm Open House
The Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP) is committed to educating a generation of food-literate leaders by creating opportunities for students to experience food, agriculture, and sustainability as integral parts of their education and everyday lives. Join YSFP staff and students for a thirty-minute tour of the one-acre Farm, and enjoy farm-fresh pizza from the wood-fired hearth oven.
Saturday, 2 – 4 pm
345 Edwards Street

Yale Squash and Squash Haven
Come learn about one of Yale's most significant community partnerships with Yale Squash Coach Dave Talbott, Squash Haven Executive Director Julie Greenwood, and current Squash Haven team members. Founded in 2006, Squash Haven is based in Payne Whitney Gym and provides academic support and enrichment, training in competitive squash, and individualized college placement support to New Haven public school students. Yale students support the non-profit's work through volunteer tutoring, coaching, and mentoring. 100% of the program's first four classes have been admitted to four year colleges and are currently attending Bates, Hamilton, Haverford, Middlebury, Mt Holyoke, and Yale, among others.  Light refreshments will be served. Squash players and non squash players alike are welcome, all squash enthusiasts will have the opportunity to jump on court.
Saturday, 9:30 10:30 am
Brady Squash Center, Payne Whitney Gym, 70 Tower Parkway

Yale Swimming & Diving Association Reunion
Join us at the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and even swim a few laps in the Ex Pool if you are interested.  Light refreshments will be served and a brief update on YSDA activities and the University-approved natatorium project will be provided. Families, especially children, are encouraged to stop by!
Saturday, 9:30 10:30 am
Kiphuth Trophy Room, Payne Whitney Gym, 70 Tower Parkway

Yale Veterans/Air Force & Navy ROTC
 

 

 

 

Yale Veterans Association www.yaleveterans.org
Yale Air Force ROTC www.afrotc.yalecollege.yale.edu
Yale Navy ROTC www.nrotc.yalecollege.yale.edu)

The Yale Veterans Association invites all interested alumni to join us to learn about the latest activities, events, developments and initiatives relating to the Yale veteran community and the Navy and Air Force ROTC programs at Yale.
Saturday, 2:45 4:15 pm
55 Whitney Avenue, 4th Floor

YaleWomen
A Breakfast for Yale College Women!
Stop by for bagels, coffee, and casual conversation. Hear about YaleWomen, an orgnanization for alumnae with 20 United States chapters and 5 international chapters. There are many ways for you to get involved: mentoring, service to community, networking, and educational opportunities.
Saturday, 8:15 – 9:30 am
The Study Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street

EXHIBITS

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Happiness: The Writer in the Garden, with companion exhibition, Bird Watching
The Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine space are also free and open to the public, with the Gutenberg Bible and John James Audubon’s Birds of America on permanent display, along with the six-story glass book stack tower, with the 1742 Library of Yale College and the library’s collection of incunabula, always on view.
Thursday 9 am 7 pm; Friday 9 am 5 pm; Saturday, noon 5 pm; closed Sunday.
121 Wall Street

Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Shedding Light on the Dark Universe
Look at birth on a cosmic scale through the research of two Yale Astronomy labs, from simulations of the young universe to the formation of stars in our galaxy. Shedding Light on the Dark Universe, the upcoming media exhibit at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), explores how numerical simulations and high performance computing can help illuminate the structure of the universe.
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street, Concourse Level

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Moral Judgement in Evaluating Disease: Some Pictures for Discussion
By virtue of its ubiquity, we all practice moral judgement at some degree long before developing an aptitude for clinical evaluation. Ideas of how a "good" person should look and act, reside within us and subtly impact the way that we perceive those around us. This practice is so deeply ingrained that it can carry over into the clinic, leading well-meaning practitioners to perceive patients both clinically and morally. We have organized a collection of prints that encourage the viewer to confront the cultural constructs that underlie moral evaluation. In presenting prints from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, we aim to impress upon viewers that the association between health and morality is deeply ingrained within the very fabric of society, and indeed, stretches far beyond the period that our exhibit encompasses. It is our hope that viewers will see the chosen depictions of mental health, illness, and body image not as distant echoes of the past, but rather as preludes to forces that remain substantial in the modern era.

New Lives for Old Specimens
Is there any use for old anatomy and pathology specimens, usually consigned to dusty basements for storage or destroyed after a number of years?   In our new exhibition “New Lives for Old Specimens,” the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library features current medical research using historical specimens from Yale’s collections.  From tumors in the Cushing brain tumor registry and fetal skulls within the Kier/Conlogue collection to 1970s dissection videos featuring the late Yale Professor of Anatomy Edmund Crelin Jr., old specimens are finding new ways into current research and medical education. This exhibit will have a companion panel discussion Saturday, June 3rd at 2:15. Description: Is there any use for old anatomy and pathology specimens, usually consigned to dusty basements for storage or destroyed after a number of years?  In this panel, medical faculty and a medical student involved in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library’s new exhibition, “New Lives for Old Specimens,” discuss current medical research using historical specimens.  From tumors in the Cushing brain tumor registry and fetal skulls within the Kier/Conlogue collection to 1970s dissection videos featuring the late Yale Professor of Anatomy Edmund Crelin Jr., old specimens are finding new ways into current research and medical education.

Thursday & Friday, 8 am – 10 pm
Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
"Tomorrow's Overture is Always Best:" Kay Swift and the Foundations of American Pop Song
Reflecting on her lack of "no-stalgia" at age 78, composer Kay Swift (1897–1993) aptly summarized a long and prolific career in music. In addition to being the first woman to compose the complete score of a successful Broadway musical (Fine and Dandy—1930), Swift wrote music for one of George Balanchine’s first American ballets (Alma Mater—1934), served as a staff composer at Radio City Music Hall, and continued to compose works for stage, screen, and concert hall through to her final New York performance in 1986 at age 89. Perhaps George Gershwin’s closest personal and professional companion during the last ten years of his life, Swift also made invaluable contributions to his legacy—arranging over fifty musical numbers from a combination of his sketchbooks and her own impeccable memory after his death in 1937. Through a combination of photographs, scores, programs, writings, and recordings, “Tomorrow’s Overture is Always Best”: The Music of Kay Swift will provide a glance into the unique breadth of Kay Swift’s career and her substantial contributions to the American musical canon.
Thursday, 8:30 am – 9:45 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am 4;45 pm; closed Sunday  
Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street

Lilliam Goldman Law Library
Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books
A charming exhibit of animals pictured in law books opens February 1, courtesy of the Yale Law Library's Rare Book collection. Titled "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books," the exhibit is narrated from the perspective of the animals themselves and is aimed at animal lovers of all ages. Twenty books from around the world will be on display, more than half of them printed before the nineteenth century and the earliest published in 1529. They feature illustrations of a wide variety of animals that visitors may be surprised to find in the pages of serious legal literature. Curator, Mark S. Weiner (LAW '00 GRD '99), a writer, filmmaker, and professor on leave from Rutgers Law School says, "Law is a serious business, which is why it's important to find a chance to laugh". The exhibit looks at the different roles that animals play in legal literature, and it quietly explores the relation between law and the imagination."
Thursday & Friday, 8 am 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am 5 pm; closed Sunday
127 Wall Street, Level 2

Robert B. Haas Family Art Library
Collections in Conversation: Photobooks at the Arts & Beinecke Libraries (May 25 & 26 only)
Photographs have had a home in the book format since the earliest days of photography. However, the interest in and study of the "photobook" as a form is a more recent phenomenon. The definition of a photobook is still fluid in critical discussions, and perhaps it is this lack of rigid characteristics that makes the art form so interesting to collect and study. This exhibition highlights the work of the Arts and Beinecke Libraries to collect photobooks in a wide variety of formats and explores how the collecting practices of these two libraries intersect and complement each other. Together, these two collections offer a broad historical context in which to examine and critically engage with this emergent form.
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am 5 pm
Loria Center, 190 York Street

Peabody Museum of Natural History
Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx

Dinosaurs are taken to new heights in the interactive exhibit, "Dinosaurs Take Flight." Discovered in 1861, Archaeopteryx provides a critical bridge between dinosaurs and birds. Its fossils have been critical to our understanding of the origin of birds, and the origin of flight. It is an icon of evolutionary theory!
 
"Dinosaurs Take Flight" presents not only the history and science behind Archaeopteryx but also engages visitors at the intersection of art and science. Throughout the gallery, six renowned artists from around the world provide a glimpse into their studios and processes as they bring this iconic “missing link” back to life. The exhibition also presents the Jurassic ecosystem that Archaeopteryx called home. A collection of real fossils show the dragonflies, pterosaurs, squid, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, fish, brittle stars, and other animals that lived in the waters and along the shores of a 155-million-year-old lagoon.

Don’t miss the new and dramatic exhibit of minerals in David Friend Hall! One-hour highlight tours of the museum are available at 12:30 and 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday - Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm
170 Whitney Avenue

Sterling Memorial Library
1967 50th Reunion Authors and Artists
Thursday, 8:30 am – 9:45 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am 4;45 pm; closed Sunday  
120 High Street

Yale Center for British Art
Britain and the World
The third phase of an important multiyear building conservation project has been completed, and visitors can now experience not only a renewed masterpiece of modern architecture by Louis I. Kahn but also a freshly reimagined installation of the Center’s collections. More than five hundred works, largely the gift of the institution’s founder, Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), are on display in the newly restored and reconfigured galleries on the third and fourth floors.

Tracing the growth of a native British school of artists, the installation reveals how frequently the story of art in Britain focuses on a narrative of international exchange. The new arrangement addresses the impact of immigration and travel on British art and culture across the centuries, and the role that the arts have played in the history of Britain’s imperial vision, exploring the ways in which the perception of the British Empire influenced how Britons saw themselves and others. Featured in the display are the Netherlandish artists who provided the foundations of British art in the Tudor period (1485–1603), as well as the seventeenth-century Flemish artists Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, the eighteenth-century Italian artist Canaletto, the German artist Johan Zoffany, and American artists John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West.

Art in Focus: The British Castle – A Symbol in Stone
Hundreds of medieval castles dot the British landscape—most are now ruins, but some are still inhabited by aristocratic families or serve as government buildings. More than any other building type, the castle, in its rise and fall, encapsulates the history of British society. This exhibition will bring together a selection of paintings that explore the castle in art—its historical role, place in the landscape, architectural development, and literary associations. Among the specific castles to be featured are Windsor, the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and home to the monarch; Corfe Castle, whose ruins after the Civil War serve as a warning that, in a modern democracy, power must bow to the will of the people; and Dover, whose mass kept watch against invasion from France from before the Norman Conquest through to the Second World War. Selections will give insight into castles both real and imagined, and will summarize their symbolic role in British life.

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (June 1-4 only)
A suite of exhibitions will feature works given to, or purchased by, the Yale Center for British Art in recent years. These exhibitions will honor the Center’s fortieth anniversary, incorporating selections from the last of Paul Mellon’s gifts to the institution, which include the life-interest works with which his wife Rachel Lambert Mellon lived until her death in 2014. Gifts from other significant donors, such as Joseph McCrindle and Brian Sewell, will also be featured, as will donations of important modern and contemporary prints. Other exhibitions will be thematic, focusing on the natural world, childhood and education, and the art of the book. Highlights include a group of works by the painter John Golding from the artist’s estate, tracing his development as an abstract painter; works by Richard Hamilton and Anish Kapoor; and a selection from a recent gift of nearly four hundred prints by the iconic 1960s photographer Lewis Morley.

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm
1080 Chapel Street

Yale Divinity Library
Two Hundred Years of Tracts (May 25-28 only)
Religious tracts dating from the early 1800s to the present document theological and societal issues of their times. The exhibit begins with 19th century tracts published in Connecticut and China and concludes with the controversial tracts written and illustrated in comic book format by Jack T. Chick since the early 1960s. Tracts were produced in many languages and addressed issues ranging from personal salvation to temperance, anti-Catholicism, and evolution.

Missionary Journeys – Stories of Adventure and Peril from the Day Missions Collection
Letters, journals, photographs, and published works from the library’s respected Day Missions Collection depict the unique experiences of missionaries from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries, who set out to spread the gospel around the world.

Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am 4:50 pm; closed Saturday & Sunday
490 Prospect Street

Yale University Art Gallery
Be sure to take in the Art Gallery’s spectacular renovation and expansion.

Asian Art on the Rise: Developments at the Yale Art Gallery and in the Market
The Asian Art Department at the Yale Art Gallery has a new, dynamic curator, Denise Leidy, and soon its exhibit space will double. Asian Art and Antiquities are also appreciating at an unprecedented and uniquely rapid rate.  Drop by Yale University Art Gallery, Room 043, and learn about changes in the Asian Art exhibit from Denise Leidy (and go with her a tour of it afterward), and learn about the joy of collecting these beautiful objects from Gerry Weaver '77, and a representative from Sotheby’s.
Friday, June 2, 11:30 am - 1 pm

Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
This exhibition examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from the region. The exhibition looks at these objects in depth and considers how Anni and Josef’s collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. In addition to objects from the ancient Americas, the show gathers together dozens of works that the couple made, including textiles, paintings, works on paper, and rarely studied photographs that Josef took at archaeological sites and museums. Demonstrating the Alberses’ deep and sustained engagement with ancient American art, "Small-Great Objects" explores a fascinating dimension of the couple’s creative vision. This exhibition is accompanied by a free podcast, available in the gallery space and online at http://soundcloud.com/yaleartgallery/sets/small-great-objects.

Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom
This exhibition presents photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. On May 17, 1957—the third anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, which outlawed segregation in public schools—thousands of activists, including many leaders from religious, social, educational, labor, and political spheres, united in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C. At this first large-scale gathering of African Americans on the National Mall, an event that was a forerunner of the 1963 March on Washington at which Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech, protestors called on federal authorities to enforce desegregation, support voting rights, and combat racial violence. Friedlander photographed many of the illustrious figures who attended or spoke at the march, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Belafonte, and he wove among the demonstrators on the ground to capture the energy and expressions of the day. In commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, the Gallery exhibits this set of images publicly for the first time.

It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America
"It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America" captures the vitality and spirit of urban life at the beginning of the 20th century. Drawn from a private collection, the nearly 60 paintings, prints, watercolors, and drawings on view illustrate the major artistic directions of the day—both progressive and nostalgic—by well-known artists such as George Bellows, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Walt Kuhn, Maurice Prendergast, and Everett Shinn. They also depict a wide range of popular themes, from the gritty to the glamorous: busy street scenes in working-class neighborhoods; boxers doing battle in private clubs; patriotic flags lining New York’s Fifth Avenue; performers donning costumes and face paint; and sunny retreats for the wealthy, from Shinnecock, Long Island, to Venice. Taken together, these exceptional works present a compelling panorama of a new, modern America.

Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
"Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light" is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career, from early at-home instruments made for individual viewers to his most ambitious public installation, Lumia Suite, Opus 158, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1963 and recently restored in a joint conservation project by the Gallery and MoMA. Also included in the exhibition are sketches and diagrams from the artist’s archive, now in Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection. Recognized as an innovator by artists of his time such as Jackson Pollock, László Moholy-Nagy, and Katherine Dreier, Wilfred has since disappeared from the story of American modernism. Lumia restores this avant-garde artist to his rightful place at the forefront of kinetic and light art.

Modern Art from the Middle East
With "Modern Art from the Middle East," the Yale University Art Gallery joins the campus-wide celebration of the 175th anniversary of Arabic studies at Yale and honors Edward Elbridge Salisbury, B.A. 1832, the first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit in the Americas. The installation presents a selection of paintings and sculptures by artists rarely exhibited in the United States. The objects are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, founded by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi to promote art from the Arab world through both local and international exhibitions. The works on view highlight the art movements that blossomed in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria in the second half of the 20th century and testify to the emergence of a unique aesthetic in these countries. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, the objects fuse modern elements with ancient sources and sociopolitical references.

Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm; Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
1111 Chapel Street


RELIGIOUS SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

Episcopal Church at Yale
Join us for a Service of Holy Eucharist & Remembrance, with your chaplains: the Reverend Paul J. Carling, Ph.D and the Rev. Kathryn Greene-McCreight, Ph.D.
Saturday, 5:15 6 pm
Dwight Hall, Old Campus

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (Yale Hillel)
Slifka Center welcomes all alumni! Mazel Tov on your reunion! Please join us at the Center for Jewish Life at Yale to reunite with old friends and learn about our student programs.
80 Wall Street

Friday:
5:30 pm: Happy Hour - Meet and Greet with Rabbi Leah Cohen, Executive Director and Senior Jewish Chaplain
6 pm: Candle lighting with singing
6:20 pm: Traditional Minyan
6:20 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service
7 pm: Family-style Shabbat Dinner

Saturday:
9:14 am: Traditional Shabbat Morning Service
12 noon: Shabbat Lunch

Sunday: 9:30 am-1:30 pm - Famous Bagel Brunch

All meals are transferable from your reunion meal package. Reservations are requested by contacting ellen.rabin@yale.edu.

All reunion meals include vegan/vegetarian options (no special request required). Kosher meals (prepackaged and reheated) can also be delivered to any meal served with your Class. Please reserve when you register for your reunion.

Luther House Campus Ministry
Luther House welcomes you to stop by for breakfast on Saturday morning and catch up with other reuning Lutherans! Meet Campus Minister Kari Henkelmann Keyl, current students, and directing committee members; share your memories, and join us for a lively conversation about our future mission and ministry. The third sacrament (coffee) will be in abundance! Email Pastor Kari at karitas@comcast.net or call/text (603) 533-5274.
Saturday, 8 – 9:15 am
27 High Street

St. Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale
268 Park Street

Saturdays, May 28 & June 4 5:30-6:30pm  A cocktail reception for Catholic alumni and their friends.

Sundays, May 29 & June 5 10am-noon  Remembrance for deceased alumni of reunion classes is celebrated followed by brunch. All are welcome.

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