Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to Saturday, February 1, 2014


Architecture Gallery (2nd level of Paul Rudolph Hall) See map
180 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale’s School of Architecture and School of Drama are teaming up this fall to present “Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee,” a retrospective of the award-winning designer and Yale professor’s work in theater, opera, and dance. Since the 1960s, Lee has been one of the world’s most celebrated and influential set designers, particularly during his tenure with the New York Shakespeare Festival and at the New York City Opera. He is renowned for his meticulous attention to precision and detail, and his models have been described as works of art in themselves. “Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee” will showcase some 65 of these models, along with sketches and photographs selected from the nearly 300 productions he has designed.

Yale News Article and Slideshow

The Exhibition is a project of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Exhibition was developed by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Ming Cho Lee. The exhibition at Yale is jointly sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture, the Yale School of Drama, and Yale College and is supported in part by the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts, with additional in-kind support from Long Wharf Theater and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Scale model for Boris Godunov (Coronation) 1974, Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY