Yale Cultural Connections
For many people who participate in arts and culture, the experience involves a connection with particular people or acquaintances in their communities; social and family connections to get together with friends or family or to support friends or family; and are at places that are familiar, friendly and accessible. The Study at Yale encourages and facilitates our guests’ exploration of the diverse experiences offered by our hotel, Yale University and the neighboring community to deepen their connection with their surroundings.
At The Study at Yale guests are invited to tour our Aisling Gallery (translated as “vision, dream” in Irish), an intimate, relaxed space offering a unique opportunity for Yale Schools of Art and Architecture students to exhibit their works on a rotating basis, fostering their artistic talent and giving others a chance to experience the students’ art in a way that was not previously available to a broader audience.
Abundant reading materials chosen by the renowned Strand Book Store in NYC in the Lobby/Living Room’s floor-to-ceiling bookcase range from music, to art, to science, our collection is ever evolving and offered for our guests reading pleasure. Visiting authors and guests often leave signed copies of their books to add to our exciting collection. The Strand 80 collection of books, comprising of a unique library of their reader’s favorites and encompassing a wide range of interests and passions, is available for purchase at the Kiosk.
A signature concept is our Yale Authors display, featured in the Lobby/Living Room, where you can browse a selection of books penned by Yale Alumni and visiting dignitaries and also available for purchase.
New Haven Reads is a Community Resource Center that promotes the power of reading, founded in 2001 by Christine Alexander as a community book bank. New Haven Reads has grown so that every week it hands-out hundreds of books and tutors more than 450 children. Their mission is “to share the joy and power of reading”. They provide an environment where children and adults have access to free books and tutoring to increase their literacy skills and academic performance. The organization has since grown from a powerful idea to a thriving center of literacy. Now working from four locations, they have doubled not only their physical size, but also the number of students and groups they serve.
Working in partnership with families and the community, New Haven Reads envisions a Greater New Haven in which every child has the opportunity to master reading and increase the odds of becoming a successful adult. Their volunteer-based, one-on-one tutoring programs, Book Bank, and family support initiatives serve as a national model for other communities. The Study at Yale is a proud sponsor of New Haven Reads.
Yale University has been a part of the New Haven community for three centuries. With two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state- of-the-art concert halls, and its world-renowned Schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music Yale University is an internationally recognized center for the visual and performing arts.
The encyclopedic collections of the Yale University Art Gallery include superb holdings in American painting and decorative arts; outstanding collections of Greek and Roman art; a celebrated group of early Italian paintings, modern art from numerous collections, notable holdings in Asian art, and master works by such artists as Copley, van Gogh, Manet, Picasso, and Pollock. The Gallery offers free exhibitions, and lectures, tours, symposia, and other public programs.
Both a public art museum and a world- renowned research institute for the study of British art and culture, the Yale Center of British Art houses the most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art, life, and thought from the Elizabethan period onward.
As part of a University with a strong commitment to environmental research, the Yale Peabody Museum, with its world-class collections (numbering over 12.8 million specimens and growing), provides a remarkable record of the history of the earth, its life, and its cultures. The mission of the Peabody Museum is to serve Yale University by advancing understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs. Their educational activities inspire people, especially children, with a love for the natural and cultural world and an appreciation of its importance to human health and wellbeing.
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the world’s finest assemblages of rare and historical instruments. Selections from the Collection’s holdings are on display in a two-story museum, open to the public throughout the academic year. Many of the instruments have been restored to playing condition, and can be heard in concerts, open to the public, played by internationally reputed artists.
The goal of Yale School of Drama is to develop the artistry, craft, and attitudes of its students to prepare them for careers in the professional theatre. Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre together form a unique conservatory for theatre training within the University. Graduates of the School of Drama apply their training to careers in professional theater, opera, dance, film, television and other media, as well as in teaching, scholarship, philanthropy, public policy, and other fields.
Yale Repertory Theatre is a leading professional American theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences.
A champion of new work, Yale Rep has produced well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights, brought to thrilling life by the theatre's most daring directors, innovative designers, and celebrated actors.
Eleven Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, and countless other plays first produced at Yale Rep have been presented at theatres across the country. Their productions have garnered more than 40 Tony Award® nominations and eight Tony Awards, and Yale Rep itself is the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.
The Study at Yale is a proud sponsor of Yale University Athletics and supporter of the Yale Repertory Theater. We periodically offer complimentary tickets to university events including athletics, stage productions, and concerts to our guests. Please check with the Front Desk for current availability.