Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

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The Yale Center for British Art at Yale University in downtown New Haven, Connecticut, houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward.

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  • We managed in about 3 hours to see almost all of the collection which contains so many great British artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, especially portraits and landscapes. All beautifully...  more »
  • Just completed the docent tour of Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement which runs until May 10, 2020. This was the first time some of these paintings and other....  more »
  • Much more contemporary art; new revolving installations; great gift shop. Best of all, the museum is free. Take advantage of the tours. Docents are very knowledgeable. Checkout the website for details about tours.
  • Have been meaning to visit this pearl at Yale for a year and finally made a trek to New Haven. Impressive gift shop and free entry for all who visit. Multiple floors of special exhibition and a comprehensive permanent collection of important paintings. The space is modern and offers wonderful lighting and exceptional vistas of the exhibits from multiple levels allowing the guest to view and review pieces over and over with different perspective and almost sudden surprise. The Eileen Hogan exhibit currently on view was a delicious treat into the style and discipline of an extraordinary talent.

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