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“First rate”

Yale Center for British Art
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in New Haven
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Enjoyed the experience. The art was first rate, the staff was friendly and helpful. Recommend stopping here.

Thank Mark W
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"long gallery"
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"across the street"
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"british history"
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"free admission"
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"central courtyard"
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"fourth floor"
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"permanent collection"
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"lovely museum"
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"great collection"
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"museum shop"
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"special exhibit"
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"worth a trip"
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Mr Mellon has done anyone that enjoys art a big favor with housing his collection in a very fine museum space.

Thank davidfwest
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a gem. Admission is free. The collection is deep and wide with outstanding examples of each period displayed. Student-led tours are also available. Spend a few hours or the day-you will not be disappointed.

Thank Marshall G
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This museum, and its collection, are one of the great jewels of Yale and New Haven. As with the Yale Art Gallery, admission is free, so there is no excuse not to visit.

Thank da0802
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a lovely museum, beautifully designed, showing off a terrific collection. I always visit whenever I'm in New Haven, you have the place practically to yourself.

Thank moschofilero
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