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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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I went for art class

The paintings were amazing. You need to allow a couple hours to see the paintings. It is free to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Timothy P
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hamden, United States
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A must-see for for the Eye Food!

This facility and collection invite the artist/patron of the arts to revel in the creative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
familygal2017
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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 6 days ago via mobile

The paintings were amazing. You need to allow a couple hours to see the paintings. It is free to go in and see

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This facility and collection invite the artist/patron of the arts to revel in the creative endeavors of some of Britain's greatest artists - truly a must-see if you're in the region. Free, easy to access and well worth a couple of hours of time, for...More

Thank familygal2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some shows are outstanding, others are place-holders. Worth taking a look for the first time.Good space, expertly-curated.

Thank nytexano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm by no means an art lover. Kinda drug in following my wife. The surprise was on me. It was great. I enjoyed every part of the museum. Finding the entrance is another matter. Do NOT look for it on Chapel St. Highly Recommended.

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting collection of British Art. Well organized and kept by one of the most dedicated staffs I've ever talked with. Congratulations!

Thank Roberto D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We crossed the street after visiting the Yale Art Gallery, so it was hard to compare this to that. I found the art to be somewhat darker and more somber and less interesting, but, still, certainly worth visiting, especially for a free admission. I liked...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The entryway is gorgeous as the light streams in over the sculptures. Otherwise, it was not my style of art. Yes, there is variety but the majority is portrait and modern art. I enjoyed the few landscapes and...More

Thank Annie O
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you have not been to the Yale Center for British Art ... go! It is a wonderful collection in a jewel of a building.

Thank 124C41NewEngland
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Yale Center for British Art is among one of the top art galleries in the world. Most people don't realize it is free admission. There are classic paintings and exhibitions from all over the world. If you are an art aficianado, stop in to...More

Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

You're in the heart of downtown new haven still! Lovely layout, plenty to see, gift shop is amazing and thoughtfully placed benches to gaze! Some of these paintings are literally breathtaking!!

Thank Robin M
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AccessGuy
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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S.A. D
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.
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ShankoSydney
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.
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