WFF is hosting an informal gathering over Zoom with Tanya Marcuse (MFA ‘90), the artist behind Yale Library’s new exhibition “12 Portraits: Studies of Women at Yale.” Grab a cup of coffee, log onto Zoom, and join WFF on Friday, October 30 at noon as we chat with Tanya about the inspiration behind her “12 Portraits” exhibit, her creative process, and how the SML installation relates to 50WAY150 and its efforts to increase the visibility of women’s contributions, past, present, and future, at Yale.
The “12 Portraits” exhibit was commissioned by the Beinecke Library in honor of the university-wide 50WAY150 celebration, which aims “to inspire thoughtful conversation about the future of women at Yale and in the larger society.” This online exhibit was created to complement the installation in the Sterling Library Memorabilia Room.
Tanya studied art history and studio art at Oberlin before earning her MFA from Yale. Her photographs have been featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the George Eastman Museum. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and the MacDowell fellowship. Tanya currently teaches at Bard College.
Please find the poster for the event here.