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“the largest collection of British art outside the UK”
Presented to Yale University by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and life from the Elizabethan period to the present day. Works on view include masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and programs. Resources include a reference library and study room for examining works on paper. Opened to the public in 1977, the Center is the final building designed by Louis I. Kahn. Located in downtown New Haven, the Center is near many of the city’s best restaurants, theaters, and shops.
Setting the art (which is fantastic) aside and just considering the building, the YCBA is one of the most remarkable building I have ever been in. From the outside it is one of the first buildings... Read more
Free museum in New Haven which I highly recommend. I would normally have thought a museum focusing solely on British art would be boring but it was really great. I loved the one hall which had... Read more
The museum is closed for building conservation but they are offering tours and online talks. The Sculptures are spectacular. Staff are welcoming and hospitable. Plan extra time to find on... Read more
Yale Center for British Art
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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