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Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, CT)

1080 Chapel Street, New Haven

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Donated to Yale by banking scion Paul Mellon, and housed in the last building designed by eminent architect Louis I. Kahn, this collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts is the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.

Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) Information

  • Public Transportation: Fair (reachable via Metro-North or Amtrak; requires taxi or bus Service to reach museum)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m., closed Mondays and holidays. Reference Library hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; when Yale College is in session: Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday noon–4:30 p.m. Study Room hours (for viewing prints, drawings, and rare books): Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Museum Shop: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m
  • Admission: Free
  • Tours: Free. Introductory and special-exhibition tours are given on a regular basis, though not daily
  • Membership: Individual membership is $50 and all members enjoy unlimited visits at both the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, a membership card entitling members to various discounts and benefits, invitations to exhibition openings, members-only events at both museums, and reciprocal membership at more than 20 other art museums. Dual/family ($75) and student ($15) memberships are also offered.