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The Yale Center for British Art Reopens in May

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — The Yale Center for British Art, home to the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, will reopen May 11 following an interior conservation of its landmark building.

The public galleries and 200-seat lecture hall of the 49-year-old four-story, glass-and-steel building designed by internationally acclaimed American architect Louis I. Kahn, have been renewed and reconfigured to allow visitors to experience the building as Kahn originally envisioned.

The inaugural exhibition, Britain in the World, will feature more than 500 works from the center’s holdings that present the story of the development of British art from the time of the Protestant Reformation to the present.

Artists represented will include Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth.

Located in downtown New Haven, the center sits across the street from Kahn’s first museum building, the Yale University Art Gallery.