Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Closed Mondays & major holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25.
Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, exhibited in a striking building designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. The Yale University Art Gallery, also designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, is located across the street.