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Material Intimacies features eight contemporary artists—Wesley Chavis, Natalie Diaz, Candice Lin, Stephanie A. Lindquist, Yvette Mayorga, Hương Ngô, Natani Notah, and Zina Saro-Wiwa—whose work materializes, or makes tangible, intimacies forged or ruptured by colonialism. Together, the artists put forth radical associations with desire, kinship, vulnerability, sensuality, land, and touch.

Through installation, video, sound, textile, and print, the exhibition examines intimacy as an encounter shaped by colonialism’s globalizing force, whereby white European settlers forced violent contact with Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian peoples and severed sacred ties to land and kin. Within a horrific web of enslavement, exploitation, and commodification, colonialism structured intimacy around the desires of white people. For those colonized and their descendants, the possibilities of intimacy remain restricted or out of reach.
Natani Notah, Inner Child, 2019 (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Natani Notah, Inner Child, 2019 (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Grotesque at Yale Sterling Law Building
Photo: Michael Marsland/Yale University

Every hunt deserves a celebratory meal, so be sure to dine in one of our nearby restaurants. After lunch, you can cross off an item or two from your holiday shopping list in one of New Haven's shopping districts.
New Halloween Tradition: A Hunt for Grotesques

Inspired by this excellent article in the Daily Nutmeg, skip trick-or-treating this year and head out on a scavenger hunt for grotesques through the Yale University Campus. What's the difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque you ask? The grotesque is purely decorative while a gargoyle serves to divert rainwater away from a building.

So gather the folks in your bubble and search out the fantastic stone carvings adorning many Yale buildings. Create a friendly competition with friends and family to see who can find the most carvings. Feel free to tag @visitnewhaven on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we will share some of the best photos.
Travel Advisory Updated October 20, 2020
Anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to:

1.   Self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state
2.   Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results within three days of arrival to avoid quarantining
3.   Get tested in Connecticut and quarantine until receipt of negative test results

The list of impacted locations is updated on a weekly basis every Tuesday as the situation develops across the country.

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Residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are exempt from this advisory but are advised to avoid non-essential travel.

Travelers will now be required to complete a form upon entry into Connecticut stating their name, date of birth, state of origin, estimated length of stay and location while in Connecticut, as well as contact information. The form is required to be submitted to DPH and can be completed online by visiting ct.gov/travelform.
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