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Yale Center for British Art

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Address: 1080 Chapel Street at High St, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone Number: +1 203-432-2800
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Note: The Center is temporarily closed for building conservation through...
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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Love the collection, and have spent many hours there. The colleciton has some pretty great works, and the time flies by walking the museum. The gift shop also has some really nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Love the collection, and have spent many hours there. The colleciton has some pretty great works, and the time flies by walking the museum. The gift shop also has some really nice finds. We bought a nice glass wall clock and some Christmas ornaments (in July).

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

you can spend hours in this art museum it is so interesting. Hard to believe most of these works were donated by someone his name is Mellon. They only ask for a donation upon leaving. They are currently doing renovations & are not open at this time. Such a shame if you are visiting New Haven. Although there is no... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

**Currently closed for renovation until July 2016!!** The YCBA is an amazing (and free!) piece of New Haven treasure. Designed by Louis Kahn (who also designed the Art Gallery across the street), the building itself is unassuming from the outside but a piece of art itself on the inside -- there is a glorious amount of natural light. Like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

great layout and very interesting to walk around. A must. I really enjoy this great for any Art lover, the building is amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Exciting architecture, many exhibits and galleries, natural history museum, pleasant walks. Although much of the University is in a gothic or red brick motif (or a combination), there are many other styles represented (some with better success than others). Two new colleges (residential dorms) under construction incorporate the best lessons of the 12 earlier ones.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We recently had friends visiting from Florida with their two small children (ages 5 and 8) and they were very interested in the Shakespeare exhibit at the British Art Museum. I wasn't sure how the kids were going to make it through such a large museum - and just the exhibit we were specifically going to see was a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Love this place also . Always something new to view. I go every couple of months as exhibits change. Hard to park near by but well with it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've spent hours wandering around in here. Every display is well presented, very clean inside and well maintained

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was surprise by the collections of this museum. You can easily spend a few hours in the museum. Those Yale students are lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Even if you are not into art/painting with the temperature at freezing point warm yourself up for a couple of hours with a visit, and it's free. Saw paintings I had seen pictures of or thought were in the National Gallery in London.

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Additional Information about Yale Center for British Art

Address: 1080 Chapel Street at High St, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone Number: +1 203-432-2800
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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