Mostly Nudes with Books
From Monday, September 19, 2022, through Monday, May 22, 2023, Koerner director Gary L. Haller will exhibit works highlighting art and books from his private collection. Professor Haller, a collector and avid supporter of the arts, will keep his tradition of rotating an exhibition in his Koerner Center office, as he has done almost yearly since the beginning of his directorship at the center. Of the exhibition, Haller writes: “The core of the office exhibition is nine small sculptures: three small copies of Rodin, a copy of the Barberini Faun, and five originals by Josep Bofill, Richard MacDonald, Bruce Sargeant, and Karen Wright. The sculptures are mostly male, but, for balance, I have three nude female drawings, one painting, and two photographs of nude couples on the walls behind the sculptures. Two of the books are by or about the late Richard Benson, a former dean of the Yale School of Art and a close friend who died in 2017. The two other books are a Bible (which I purchased in 1953) and my oldest book, a first edition of Sir Edward Barry on wines of the ancients, printed in London in 1775.”
The exhibition celebrates the Koerner community’s opening of the year and will be one of three exhibitions on show at the Koerner Center during the 2022-23 academic year to mark the twentieth anniversary of the dedication of the center.
To view the exhibition brochure, click here. Visit by invitation or appointment by calling 203-432-8227.