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Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-432-2800
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Museum now reopened

The museum just reopened yesterday after a period of reconstruction. The museum is bright and the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
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Newly re-opened and worth a visit

This museum the product of Mr Paul Mellon's acquisitions of British art and his monies to build... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
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Note: The Center is temporarily closed for building conservation through February 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and world-renowned research institute. Presented to Yale University by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. 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. Perhaps its greatest treasure is the building itself, a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. Located in downtown New Haven, the Center is near many of the city's best restaurants, theaters, and shops.
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1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The museum just reopened yesterday after a period of reconstruction. The museum is bright and the works are well presented. There is probably too much art to go through in one visit. It is a interesting combination of outdtanding artists next to those who are...More

Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This museum the product of Mr Paul Mellon's acquisitions of British art and his monies to build this wonderful institution makes it very alluring. The new refurbishment and rehanging of the art is worth a visit. The dramatic long gallery is enchanting way to hang...More

Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is definitely a museum to visit when it opens after the renovation (it is closed now till spring of 2016). It has a great collection of British Art. It also has an interesting architecture designed by Louis Kahn.

Thank TRyana
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Turners, Constables, Grubbs, and you name it. The best of British art is here, in a very interesting Louis Kahn designed building. You will not be able to see it all in one day. And the Yale University Art Gallery across the street is even...More

Thank GeraldWW2
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This museum is currently undergoing renovations and is closed. It is slated for a re-opening in May of 2016. We have visited this museum times in the past and every trip was enjoyable. They have four floors with three having exhibits. Looking forward to its...More

1  Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 12 December 2015

It is an incredibly beautiful place and it has an wonderful collection of British art. Too bad-- at the moment it is closed for renovation. Put it in your calendar, however, if you plan to visit New Haven next year.

Thank Przeglad
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Very clean and modern with lots of beautiful art in a great location on downtown new haven, a must see when combined with a great restaurant visit.

Thank Kishka2014
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Althugh currently under renovation, the museum will reopen in early 2016. It is a must-see attraction in New Haven and for visitors from all over the world. Much of the exhibition space is devoted to work from the permanent collection, one of the finest of...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Finally had a chance to visit the Center for British Art and was delighted with the collection. Admittedly, much of the art was not my style, however the architecture of the building and the collection are both quite impressive. Like the Yale Art Gallery, admission...More

Thank chrisooo
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great collection right in the middle of new haven. The museum is large, but not overwhelming and easy to see in just a few hours.

Thank Jleibo
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29 April 2017|
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Response from waterphyllis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you do not use flash. The traveling art, that which is on loan, is not allowed to be photographed.
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10 August 2016|
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Response from Wolfried M | Reviewed this property |
I do not think this museum is appropriate for little children.
4 July 2015|
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Response from patywolf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. I go all the time when there is something I read about and want to see. Contact them for information.