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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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Loved it! Just wish I had had more time

Excellent museum. So much to see. Wish I had had more time. They are very strict on time, so don't... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
BalletMamaSeattle
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Can't believe it's free

Great collection of all sorts of art for those interested. Information on each piece wasn't always... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Kath_IMO
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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 3 August 2016

Excellent museum. So much to see. Wish I had had more time. They are very strict on time, so don't expect to go one minute beyond closing. Free admission. A definite must do. Even if you only have a small amount of time.

Thank BalletMamaSeattle
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great collection of all sorts of art for those interested. Information on each piece wasn't always easy to locate but definitely worth a visit if you have a few hours. Admittance is free.

Thank Kath_IMO
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Last week my wife and I travelled to New Haven, CT, to see the newly renovated Yale Center for British Art. It had been closed for some time as they wanted to turn the clock back and make changes that would, among other things, bring...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't give it enough time, there is just so much to see. The collection is broad and very well organised. If in New Haven take the time to visit.

Thank Les101
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was visiting friends and had picked this museum out of the list of things to do and as one of them is an art teacher I didn't even to drive myself into New Haven. I loved this museum and could have spent a lot...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

The museum holds the largest collection of British paintings outside of Britain with 2.000 paintings from the 1500 until our time . It also holds 250 sculptures , 20.000 drawings , 40.000 prints and 35.000 books . All is a donation from Paul Mellon of...More

Thank erikb409
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

For some reason, I really like layout of this gallery...from the entrance to the stairs to the exhibits halls...all very nicely put together...the skylight illuminating the art work on the top floor is especially soothing. Get a great view of the iconic Yale clock from...More

Thank yeetng
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Just kidding, because this is a gem of a museum if you enjoy British art. The Turners and Constables are my favorites. It is relatively uncrowded, the staff are nice, and it is free.

Thank EaglesHonour
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Has recently reopened after a freshen up. Has both classical British art and very contemporary. Amazing collection. In the entrance hall is a bronze bin bag leaning against a classical sculpture. looks exactly like someone forgot to take the trash out!

Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is architect Louis Kahn's last building and has just been restored. So, this is the time to go see it as its at its best. British Art is not my favorite but the quality of the collection is extremely high and it's as much...More

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AccessGuy
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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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S.A. D
9 August 2016|
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Response from Wolfried M | Reviewed this property |
I do not think this museum is appropriate for little children.
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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.
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