Arts & Culture


“The God of Our Idolatry”: Garrick and Shakespeare
Lewis Walpole Library
Farmington, Connecticut

An array of printed texts, manuscript letters, drawings, prints, and portraits reveals the influence of eighteenth-century actor David Garrick on the public’s understanding of Shakespeare and his work—inspiring what George Bernard Shaw later called “bardolatry.”

Through September 28

[Your Name Here]: The Ex Libris and Image Making
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

An exhibition drawn from the vast Yale  Bookplate Collection explores the ex libris as an art form and vehicle for self-expression. (For samples, see “This Is My Book.” March/April 2010.)

Through August 17

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Norfolk, Connecticut

This year’s festival features the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 16 string quartets—performed in separate concerts by the Tokyo, Artis, and Keller String Quartets—along with the Haydn quartets that inspired Beethoven’s, and the Brahms and Schoenberg works that were in turn influenced by his. (For more on the festival, see Scene on Campus.)

Through August 18

Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs
University Art Gallery

More than 300 prints are on display in this touring retrospective of the 45-year career of American photographer Robert Adams (b. 1937), whose work has focused on the changing landscape of the American West.

August 3 through October 28

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