Yale University Art Gallery

Ah Yale, the alma matter of Rory Gilmore. As one of the top universities in my field, I decided to make this one of my first stops on the East Coast trip that I took last November. The campus was absolutely gorgeous, everything you would expect from an Ivy. While walking around, I mentioned to Claudia and Laura that it would be cool to go into a museum if we could find one. Well, it must have been fate becuase the second I said that I turned around and saw the Yale University Art Gallery. Get ready for a major photo dump...

Exploring the halls. It was too cold to properly channel Rory.

Exploring the halls. It was too cold to properly channel Rory.

Caught texting when I should be fawning over such beautiful pieces.

Caught texting when I should be fawning over such beautiful pieces.

El Anatsui!! Think I can make one of these from La Croix cans?

El Anatsui!! Think I can make one of these from La Croix cans?

Love Basquiat! Ignore my sassy face.

Love Basquiat! Ignore my sassy face.

Pieced back together from over 90 pieces and over 100 chips, this is like a jigsaw puzzle for art majors.

Pieced back together from over 90 pieces and over 100 chips, this is like a jigsaw puzzle for art majors.

Can I have this apartment please? Seriously.

Can I have this apartment please? Seriously.

Ideal gallery wall to go in above apartment.

Ideal gallery wall to go in above apartment.

Ancient sculptures and beautiful architecture.

Ancient sculptures and beautiful architecture.

One thing tha was so incredible about this museum was that it was completely free - to EVERYONE. Not just students. Not just New Haven residents. Everyone! I think it is so lovely that a private university of this caliber would provide access to the arts to the public.

Until next time!
Shayna

Legion Of Honor Degas Exhibit

 
 

Hello! Here are a few sneak peeks at the Degas exhibit on now at the Legion of Honor. My husband and I went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was seriously JAM PACKED! But it was such a fascinating exhibit, it was worth every penny and accidental elbow jab.

The exhibit was themed around the fascination many Impressionist artists had with the colors, textures, and shapes that filled the hat shops around Paris. In addition to the paintings, they also had several hats from the era, which were just stunning. The last photo is sadly the only hat one I took, and honestly, this was the least decadent of them all.

Until next time!
Shayna

Legion of Honor

This Wednesday Aashish and I had our interview with immigration for his green card. We were both super nervous and I could barely sleep the night before. Thankfully the interview went very well and we decided to grab breakfast in the city and head to the Legion of honor to celebrate.

I seriously cannot believe that I hadn't previously heard about Legion of Honor before! Aashish only discovered it by accident when he took his parents to see Land's End from the opposite direction from where we normally enter. He came home so excited about his discovery and could not wait to take me since he knew I would love it! (I am so lucky to have a husband who genuinely enjoys - and gets excited about - going to museums and art galleries with me!)

 
 

While we were there, they were setting up for a new exhibit called "Good Muse" with these sculptures by Sarah Lucas. I loved the pieces we did get to see. They were a tad shocking, but interesting. I really enjoyed the pieces a lot. I came up with names for the two pieces below: (Top) Smoking is for Pussies!, and (Bottom) Smoking is for Assholes! Haha.

I'm a little sad we missed the rest of the exhibit, but Artsy has a gallery of the show which shows more of the pieces. It runs through September 17th if you're interested!

 
 

But we actually came to Legion of Honor for the Degas exhibit. The exhibit explores the Impressionist fascination with the French millineries and has paintings from Degas, Cassat, Renior, and others, along with beautiful hats from the era. I will have to share more from that later this week. Stay tuned!

Until next time!
Shayna