Paul Rudolph Art and Architecture Building, Yale University, New Haven, CT 1958

  • Not on view

Rudolph was Chairman of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 1957 to 1965, during which time he also designed its Art and Architecture Building, one of his most famous projects. Completed in 1963, the building's brutalist concrete form and spatially intricate interiors drew both accolades and criticism. The building is clad in grooved cast-concrete panels that were hammered by hand to create a rough "corduroy" texture that generates constantly shifting patterns of light and shadow, brilliantly captured in this ink drawing. Rudolph was one of few architects who drew their own presentation drawings; he used a distinctive technique of closely spaced lines drafted in ink and embellished with additional parallel and crosshatched lines to render depth and shade. The building created a complex sectional development of interlocking multistory spaces within a monumental structure, in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is currently being renovated by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.

Gallery label from 75 Years of Architecture at MoMA, 2007.
Ink on board
30 x 40" (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Gift of the architect
Object number
Architecture and Design

Installation views

We have identified these works in the following photos from our exhibition history.

How we identified these works

In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].


If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].