Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

MLK Event: + The Art of Collaboration

Event time: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library See map
121 Wall Street
Event description: 

An exhibition exploring the excitement and power of combining separate elements to make something new, beautiful, and lasting. Drawn from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature, the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, and the Yale Collection of American Literature, “+” considers exemplary works and the archival stories of their making to reveal the creative—and potentially destructive—tensions that are inevitable parts of artistic collaboration. Including plays, children’s books, novels, performance artworks, films, photographs, and more, the works on view demonstrate that collaboration itself is an art form. Writers and artists featured include Russell and Lillian Hoban, Richard Wright and Orson Welles, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Bert Williams and George Walker, C. D. Wright and Deborah Luster, and many more.

Event Type: 
Education/Speakers
Cause(s): 
Human Rights
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff