Date - July 9, 2016
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Cultural Pursuit Members and guests are invited to a Private Tour of the Yale Center for British Art, which re-opened in mid-May after being closed for building conservation. The tour is scheduled for 2:00pm, attendees are asked to arrive at the admissions area by 1:30pm for check-in. Our guide can tell us something about the background of the YCBA and the building conservation project, as well as the highlights of the exhibitions on view. The tour will last about an hour – after the tour, members and guests can take their time viewing the exhibitions on their own, or in small groups.
Cost for Cultural Pursuit Members and their guests is $10.
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Before our tour, all are invited to join me for brunch at Atelier Florian, two blocks away at 1166 Chapel Street in New Haven, more information is below.
From the website: britishart.yale.edu
The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and research institute for the study of British art and culture. 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 onward. Works on view include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain.
Visitors will be able to tour the reinstallation, which interprets the museum’s extraordinary collections of five centuries of British art in the context of the larger world. The reinstallation is presented in the galleries on the fourth and second floors. The special exhibitions Modernism and Memory: Rhoda Pritzker and the Art of Collecting (May 11–August 21, 2016) and Art in Focus: Relics of Old London (May 11–August 14, 2016) are located on the third-floor galleries.
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven CT
Members and guests are invited to dine as a group at 12:00 noon at Atelier Florian, 1166 Chapel Street, 2 blocks from the YCBA. I’ve been to this restaurant, and I thought the food and service was terrific – when I was there I knew it was a dining experience I’d like to share with you.
Atelier Florian, 1166 Chapel Street, New Haven CT