YCBA fall events featuring Mrs. Delany

Delany navigated 18th century aristocratic life using craft, botanical knowledge, and her wiles presumably.

Poster for the Yale Center for British Art’s fall event series which is organized around the Mrs. Delany and her Circle exhibition. Mary Delany, née Mary Granville was born in 1700 and died in 1788. She used her craft activities and botanical knowledge to navigate aristocratic social life in England and Ireland.

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Yale Center for British Art, Fall 2009

This is a selection of events at the Yale Center for British Art. For complete listings, please visit or pick up a copy of our Events Calendar in the Entrance Court.

Mary Delany, Embroidered skirt panel (detail), 1740–41, silk embroidery on satin, Private Collection


Saturday, October 17, 2–4:30 pm
Aschenputtel (Cinderella), 1922, not rated, 13 minutes
The Castle of Otranto, 1977, not rated, 17 minutes
Northanger Abbey, 2007, not rated, 93 minutes

Saturday, October 24, 1–5 pm
Culloden, 1964, not rated, 69 minutes
Rob Roy, 1995, rated R, 139 minutes

Saturday, October 31, 2 pm
The Private Life of Henry VIII, 1933, not rated, 97 minutes

Saturday, November 7, 2 pm
The Man in Gray, 1943, not rated, 90 minutes

Saturday, November 21, 2 pm
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, 2005, rated R, 94 minutes


Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 pm
Mrs. Delany and her Circle: Exhibition opening lecture and reception

Tuesday, September 24, 12:30 pm ❦
Mrs. Delany and her Paper: Peter Bower, Forensic Paper Historian and Analyst

Tuesday, October 6, 12:30 pm ❦
Discuss installation with Jason Siebenmorgen Landscape Architect

Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 pm
Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill: Exhibition opening lecture and reception

Tuesday, October 20, 12:30 pm ❦
“Are You Sure They Are All Horrid?” Finding Gothic in Jane Austen’s
Northanger Abbey:
Stephanie Markovits, Yale University English Department

Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 pm
Walpole’s Shakespeare: The First Appearance of Second Life: Joseph Roach Professor of Theater and English Yale University

❦ Lunchtime talks, each about 30–45 minutes.


Student Guide Tours
Yale College students present interdisciplinary tours of the permanent collection Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm. For details please visit

Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 pm
Musical Tastes in 18th-Century London: Nicholas McGegan, Conductor

Sunday, October 4, 2 pm
Open Gallery Sketching

Tuesday, October 7, 12:30 pm
Yale School of Music students perform Classical Guitar Music

Tuesday, October 28, 12:30 pm
Yale School of Music students perform Chamber Music

Thursday, December 3, 5:30 pm
Sospiri and works illuminating William Blake’s Songs of Experience: Buglisi Dance Theatre

Tuesday, December 16, 12:30 pm
Yale School of Music students perform Chamber Music

Thursday, December 17, 5:30 pm
Samir Chatterjee, Tabla; Susan McKeown, Voice

By Elena Grossman

Elena Grossman is an artist and educator practicing visual art, graphic design, and programming for exhibition spaces, print, and screen media. Learn more about Elena