Arts & Culture


Under the Covers: A Visual History of Decorated Endpapers
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

(203) 432-2977

Endpapers, the sheets that line the inside of a book’s binding and text block, developed out of a need to protect illuminations in medieval books from the hardwood boards that served as covers. This exhibit traces endpapers’ evolution from plain and utilitarian to elaborate and decorative.

Through May 31


Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting
Center for British Art

(203) 432-2800

The first major exhibition in 30 years devoted to Richard Wilson (1714–82) explores the artist’s status as the “father of British landscape painting” and focuses on his pivotal years in Rome during the 1750s.

Through June 1


Jazz and the Book Arts
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

(203) 432-2645

A display highlights book artists who have been inspired by jazz music and musicians.

Through June 16


Yale Choral Artists
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

(203) 432-1966 or (860) 542-3000

This year’s summer festival in Norfolk, Connecticut, kicks off with a concert by the Yale Choral Artists—24 professional singers from around the country—performing compositions both recent and very early.

June 21, 8 p.m.

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