Arts & Culture


Blue: Color and Concept

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
(203) 432-2977

Disparate objects that feature the color blue—from Langston Hughes’s cigarette case and Edith Wharton’s Paris driver’s permit to blueprints, poetry, and American popular music—come together in a cultural history of the color in arts and letters.

Through April 19


Byobu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens

Yale University Art Gallery
(203) 432-0600

A comprehensive exploration of Japanese folding screens, or byobu, from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries presents works in three successive installations.

Through July 6


Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion

Institute of Sacred Music
(203) 432-5062

Yale Schola Cantorum teams with Juilliard415 to present Bach’s setting of the St. John Passion in Woolsey Hall. A pre-concert talk by Markus Rathey and an afternoon symposium provide wider cultural and religious context.

Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm


A Cure for What Ails You: Songs from the Medical Library’s Sheet Music Collection

Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
(203) 737-1192

A new collection of medically themed sheet music includes works for the music halls of Europe, early American musicals, and vaudeville; and modern radio, movie, and television theme songs.

Through May 2

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