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Ive never seen so much British art in one place before! Its easily interpreted as the presentation is chronological from the top down (4th floor has the oldest art). It starts with mostly Dutch artists working in Britain, but soon progresses to the great 18th Century British artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Turner. The portraits are fantastic, as are the 19th Century landscapes. There are even modern artists occupying a fair space of the museum, most of which I didnt understand, but I did like the David Hockley stuff. A number of wonderful busts were also presented, mostly of antiquity or the 18th Century. Staff was helpful, the building is interesting, and the gift shop is good, too. All of this is free due to the largess of Paul Mellon, who also bequeathed money to the Yale University Art Museum across the street.
This is an outstanding art collection in a very cool Louis Khan building. It has some particularly fine examples of Turner and Constable in a particularly lovely corner of the building--I could happily spend hours sitting in that area. Must sees are the Long Gallery, the Turners, the more modern collection on the second floor, and whatever exhibit is on the 3rd floor. The gift shop is very pleasant. You can join the museum for free wherever you live, and they send you lovely invitations to the latest exhibits in the mail.
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Least my comments seem shallow, I add I do enjoy museums and I will travel to London in a couple of weeks. However, I must comment on the beautiful gift shop, filled with items, all from England. Note cards, childrens games, jewlerly, high-quality, and inexpensive items that make great gifts and they say, "made in London or whereever" on the back. There were even Beatle items.
An amazing collection of British art plus rotating exhibitions, beautifully displayed in galleries naturally lit through large windows, expertly curated for a mix of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture, from past and modern masters.
What a wonderful gift from the Mellon family to share with the community for no cost! How can you not get at least something from the experience? ART DEGREE not required but be sure to talk to the docent when you walk in the door.
Beautiful space. Friendly greeters. Took a full 2 hours just to explore one floor. I recommend lunch at Oleas as a break if you want to return later in the afternoon. Free parking nearby in Yale lots if youre lucky. :)
Dont know about the British art in this building but the property itself is amazing. Louis Kahn created a masterpiece that allows for the most incredible exposition of art (any art). And its free!!
This museum was free and entertaining, educational, clean and very, very big. The staff was courteous and friendly. The museum was very nice.
Has a surprisingly large array of British art across time, medium, and styles - at high quality. It was an enjoyable and informative morning.
A must see on your tour through Yale. Here and the art gallery across the street are some of the best university galleries in the world.
One of my favorite local museums. The renovations are great and the place is even more beautiful. Someday Ill take a guided tour!
A fine collection, well displayed, in a fine building. Free entry. Worth a look if youre in town.
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Daniel Alberto Lopez
Excellent museum. Loved it. Amazing British Art. Never saw art like these before.
Jonathan Kaufman Scher
Its free, has a great gift shop, bag check, and the new long gallery is so cool!
Very cool building by Louis Khan. Be sure to also check out the gift shop.
Great Free diversion from a cold rainy day. Wonderful impressionist art.
Wonderful art collection. No admission fee and art lovers heaven.
A unique collection. Very nicely presented. Great staff.
Amazing collection, well with a couple hours of your time.
Louis I. Kahn art museums on either side of Chapel Street!
A peaceful & exquisite engagement with artistic mastery.
The biggest collection of British art outside of Britain
I love seeing all of the art, and traveling exhibits
Lovely out door place and precious inside exhibit.
Brilliant memory. remind me the time pasted.
Great art and no admission fee is charged.
Great works of art in a beautiful space.
Great collection!!! Must see in New Haven