Arts & Culture


Ritual Transformations of Consciousness
Institute of Sacred Music
(203) 432-5180

The second annual conference of the Black Sacred Arts series brings together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives to discuss the aesthetic dimensions of these rituals of sacred arts.
May 15–17

Commencement concerts
Yale School of Music
(203) 432-4158

Several Yale musical ensembles offer special concerts over Commencement weekend, including the Yale Symphony Orchestra on May 19, the Yale Glee Club on May 20, and the Yale Concert Band on May 21. Visit the website for times, tickets, and locations.
May 19–21

Lyric Thinking: Poetry in the World
Bass Library
(203) 432-1072

This year’s Model Research Collection—an annual display that demonstrates a researcher’s process of investigating a topic through a collection of books from the Yale Library—explores how lyric poems are used across diverse languages.
Through May 31

Thinking Small: Dutch Art to Scale  
University Art Gallery
203) 432-0600

Small-scale works in various media, including paintings, maps, botanical books, and medals, compel viewers to reconsider their relationship to the world around them.
Through June 23

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