Yale Norfolk School of Art Summer 2020 Lecture Series: The Shape of Empathy

May 16 – June 27, 2020

February 5, 2020: Faculty deadline to nominate up to 3 current juniors
February 25, 2020: Student deadline to submit application materials

Norfolk, CT

For summer 2020 the Yale Norfolk School of Art will offer a thematic program, made possible by Norfolk Foundation, Inc., called “The Shape of Empathy” that will include a series of public lectures covering divergent topics such as the rich and varied history of mime, the exploration of how we speak and listen, the tension between entitlement and empathy and composing protest songs. Yale Norfolk’s co-directors, Byron Kim and Lisa Sigal, will seek new ways to engage audiences with “The Shape of Empathy” presenters. The roster of speakers will influence the students’ summer dialogue in a structured way, culminating in an online video archive of these interactions. Yale Norfolk seeks to engage with the Norfolk residential community and also with a broader public to build a more diverse audience during the summer period. Receptions will follow each lecture to enhance this synergy.

Each summer Yale Norfolk School of Art seeks to bring together a diverse group of 26 students who have demonstrated a passion in art making to participate in a rigorous environment of artistic practice, learning and growth. Participants come to Norfolk from all over the country and, increasingly, the globe. Yale Norfolk is a once in a lifetime experience for selected young artists.