School of art

School Notes: School of Art
July/August 2024

Kymberly Pinder |

Yale Pathways enters third year

Yale Pathways to Arts and Humanities Summer Scholar Program offers an infrastructure for Yale faculty, staff, and students to share Yale’s rich resources with local New Haven public school students. This summer, the Yale School of Art is excited to embark on its third year of workshops in collaboration with Pathways, through which MFA students design and teach a summer art program intended to spark students’ imaginations and extend their learning beyond the walls of their high school. 

This summer, rising second-year MFA student in painting/printmaking Lauren Flaaen has been selected to lead a workshop series. Last summer, Orlando Porras ’24MFA (graphic design) was awarded the Pathways Teaching Fellowship; and in 2022, María Vargas Aguilar ’23MFA (painting/printmaking) led a painting-oriented workshop for New Haven high-schoolers.

Community news and awards

On April 11, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the awarding of its 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships to 188 “culture creators,” five of whom are part of the Yale School of Art community: alums Anna Betbeze ’06MFA, Mike Cloud ’03MFA, Dylan Hausthor ’21MFA, and Lucas Foglia ’10MFA, and lecturer in sculpture Ben Hagari.

In May Aperture named recent graduate Avion Pearce ’24MFA (photography) as the winner of its 2024 Aperture Portfolio Prize, and the Dedalus Foundation selected Yacine Fall ’24MFA (sculpture) for a Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture. 

Finally, the American Academy in Rome selected Lex Brown ’17MFA to receive the Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize, Matthew Connors ’04MFA to get the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize, and Richard Mosse ’08MFA as recipient of the Philip Guston Rome Prize.   

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