Arts & Humanities
Bring your friends, explore the museum’s collection, and make art.01/22/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Interested in deciphering an ancient script or deducing the logical patterns of Swahili or Hawaiian? If so, then NACLO is for you!01/23/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join keynote speaker Nikki Giovanni in commemorating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.01/23/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Families are invited to explore the Gallery and discover its many treasures!01/26/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Bring your friends, explore the museum’s collection, and make art.01/29/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
The Jane Matilda Bolin Program provides students with an opportunity to learn African-American studies in college seminar-style sessions.02/01/2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
A series of journalism workshops hosted by Yale Children's Theater and the Yale Literary Magazine.02/02/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life
Citizens Thinkers Writers is a two-week summer residential program at Yale University for rising seniors from New Haven public schools who are interested in exploring fundamental human questions in a college setting. In small discussion seminars led by professors, students will gain invaluable experience in close reading, analytic writing, and college-level discussion. They will see themselves as active participants in a long-running philosophical conversation that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome and will link this conversation to their own experiences as citizens of twenty-first-century New Haven. Current 11th grade New Haven public high school students can apply here: onha.yale.edu/CTW2020. Applications are due Tuesday, March 2nd.
MOSAIC: Utopia...Imagine a Perfect City
Where would a perfect city be located? What laws would a perfect city have? How much of its resources would the city devote to supporting literature and the arts? On Saturday December 7th, New Haven students and families worked with Citizens-Thinkers-Writers fellows and professors to discuss topics philosophers and writers started thousands of years ago. Students learned that even with a blank slate, designing a perfect city was not as easy as it seemed. MOSAIC (Minds on Society, Arts, Ideas, and Culture) is a special lecture series designed to share the work of Yale faculty in the arts and humanities with the community.
Inside a Yale Library: Beinecke Treasures
What is that huge white square building in the middle of Yale’s campus? It’s the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts library – one of Yale’s world-class homes for incredible treasures: A pen used by Langston Hughes, a copy of the Guttenberg Bible, a book used by Isaac Newton, and so much more! On Saturday, October 19th Pathways students and families attended an interactive tour and special behind-the-scenes viewing of Beinecke treasures.
WriteOutLoud High School Writing Workshop Series
MOSAIC: Bus Boycotts - Rosa Parks and Beyond
Anatomy of a Museum: The Art and Science of Curation
On April 16th, Pathways students visited the Yale Center for British Art for an inside peek into museum curation. They learned about the roles of museum curators and how exhibitions are designed and created. During this event, students worked closely with museum curators and educators and had an exclusive tour of the William Hunter exhibition at the YCBA.
Dining with the Dramat: The Little Prince
The Yale Dramatic Association, also known as the Yale Dramat, is the second oldest college theater company in the country. Students joined members of the Dramat as they discussed their current production of The Little Prince and got a behind-the-scenes glimpse into theater production.
The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass
High school students and members of the New Haven community learned about abolitionist, speaker, philosopher, and author Frederick Douglass with Yale Professor David W. Blight - who recently published the most celebrated biography on Frederick Douglass in nearly 30 years. Students left this event with a deeper understanding of the extraordinary and complex life of one of the greatest orators in American history.
Secret Meanings of Modern Middle Eastern Art
Why do we know so little about modern art from the Middle East? What does this art tell us about the culture, politics, society of this fascinating part of the world? Students and families from the New Haven community joined Yale Greenberg World Fellow, Barjeel Art Foundation Founder and Lecturer Sultan Al Qassemi for a wondrous investigation of the political undertones of iconic artworks of the 20th century in the Arab world.
World CLASS (World Culture and Language After School Studies) is a weekly after school program open to all high school students in Connecticut. In collaboration with the Yale Center for Language Study and PIER, World CLASS will be offering courses in twelve languages, including Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, KiSwahili, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu this year.