In-Person Program, Special-Exhibition Tours, In a New Light: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

A painting of several ships in a harbor, with a city faintly visible in the background. A particularly detailed ship occupies the middle ground. Its deck is crowded with people. One of those on board appears to either hand off or receive something from tw

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Dort or Dordrecht: The Dort Packet-Boat from Rotterdam Becalmed, 1818. Oil on canvas. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

More than 60 major works of painting from the collection of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) are on view at the Yale University Art Gallery while the YCBA is closed for building conservation. Join YCBA docents to learn more about the exhibition, which spans four centuries of British landscape and portraiture traditions, as well as about the YCBA’s architecture, collection, and history.

No registration required; check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

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