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Joseph Mallord William Turner, “Yarmouth Sands” (detail), ca. 1840

Yale Center for British Art

Providing art education and leadership for tomorrow

Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (B.A. 1929), the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. A public museum and research institution, the center is an international leader in scholarship, research, and education. The center is free and open to the public, offering programming to engage Yale students, faculty, and alumni; scholars from the US and abroad; artists, teachers, and students; and the wider public.

In keeping with its tradition of offering extraordinary exhibitions and programs, the Center for British Art has planned an exciting and ambitious exhibition schedule for the next five years and beyond. In order to present major international loan exhibitions that are aesthetically compelling and intellectually rigorous, the center seeks endowed funds to support the research and development stages of exhibition planning. Endowment funds will also support the development of smaller exhibitions related to the center’s collections, which are often organized by Yale faculty and students in conjunction with Yale classes and seminars.

With your support we can meet future challenges with success. We invite you to join us as we work to make the arts at Yale an invaluable resource for the students, teachers, and visitors of tomorrow.

Please visit our Gift Guide to learn more about ways to support the Yale Center for British Art.