Browse Exhibits (24 total)
The inclusion of duets in music method books has a long history. They are an integral part of learning to play any instrument, and this exhibit features examples from instrumental treatises through the ages for brass, woodwind, and stringed instruments.
Andrew Cordova | Miranda Melcher | Scott Stern | Caroline Sydney The Yale University library is delighted to provide an opportunity to showcase Yale students’ exceptional research through the presentation of exhibits in Sterling Memorial Library. Our students have access to some of the most remarkable collections in the world, and our talented and diverse staff is dedicated to supporting research and teaching at Yale through access to these remarkable resources. The materials displayed in these exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg, and I encourage you to delve into the collections to... Read more
Arnold Carl Klebs, 1870-1943: Tuberculosis Specialist, Historian and Bibliophile, and a Founder of the Medical Historical Library
Arnold Carl Klebs was one of the three physician/historians who offered to donate their libraries of rare books to Yale if Yale would build a place to house them. That place was the Yale Medical Library, now the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Son of the famous pathologist and bacteriologist Edwin Klebs, Arnold Klebs followed his father from Switzerland to America in 1896, becoming a noted tuberculosis specialist in Chicago. In 1909, having inherited wealth, Klebs returned to Switzerland where he devoted his career to the history of medicine. Harvey Cushing and Klebs met at... Read more
The Gilmore Music Library is home to a wealth of organ music, in manuscripts and early printed editions, ranging from J.S. Bach and his circle, to Yale composers such as Charles Ives and Paul Hindemith. This exhibition has been organized to coincide with the Northeast Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists in New Haven.
During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department sponsored international concert tours by many prominent jazz musicians in the hopes of presenting an attractive image of American culture and values. Preaching to the Choir: American Jazz and Cold War Diplomacy in Southeast Asia focuses on Benny Goodman’s Asian concert tour in 1956-57. It uses photographs, correspondence, clippings, and other archival materials to show the interaction between music and diplomacy. This exhibit developed from a term paper that Eugene Lim ’18 wrote last year for Prof. Rebekah Ahrendt’s freshman... Read more
As one of England’s greatest aesthetic achievements, the English landscape garden has become a well-known and defining characteristic of the country. With large sweeping expanses of lush green fields, groupings of trees, winding paths, and serpentine-shaped rivers and lakes, the English landscape appears as an ideal form of nature; it is, however, an expertly crafted construct. Countless hours of moving and reconstructing vast volumes of earth, water, trees and shrubbery demonstrate what can be achieved when combined with careful planning, design and an eye towards nature. Moving Earth... Read more
Ezra Laderman (1924-2015) ranks among the leading American composers of his era. He served as Dean and Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music, and also as the President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Music Center, and the National Music Council. Our exhibit, which includes music, photographs, and other materials, draws upon the Ezra Laderman Papers as well as several items lent to us by the Laderman family. It is being held in conjunction with a memorial concert at the Yale School of Music on March 2.
Robert Shaw (1916-1999) was the most renowned choral conductor of the 20th century, and a major orchestral conductor as well. He led the Collegiate Chorale and the Robert Shaw Chorale, served as George Szell’s assistant conductor at the Cleveland Orchestra, and was music director of the Atlanta Symphony. He would have turned 100 on April 30. Our exhibit features musical scores annotated by Shaw, correspondence with prominent persons as well as letters he wrote to his choruses, photographs of Shaw throughout his long career, and a variety of other items.
In the 1860s, thousands of men walked with death in the United States’ most consuming conflict,the Civil War. Facing rampant death and destruction, soldiers attempted to preserve a record oftheir presence and service through the creation of portrait photographs. These portraits, depictingimages of steely-eyed young men and grinning boys, are now ubiquitous. However, the evolutionof the photographs’ use and curation has impacted perceptions of Civil War memory andhistory. Our Mothers’ Sons: Portrait Photography and Civil War Memoryexplores this relationship between portrait photography... Read more
What is deafness? From a medical perspective, deafness is an audiological condition that might be resolved through hearing aids or cochlear implants. But from another perspective, to be Deaf (often spelled with a capital “D”) is to belong to a culture, with a shared language and identity. This exhibit explores how people have understood deaf communication and Deaf culture since the seventeenth century, with displays on the history of education, medical interventions, sign languages, and popular culture.