The Tour, photo by Harold Shapiro

While the Yale Center for British Art is closed for building conservation, the Education department has continued to provide visual art enrichment programs and learning experiences to a number of new and established audiences. The department is particularly grateful to the Yale University Art Gallery, Residential Education at Chapel Haven (REACH), and the Yale Child Study Center for accommodating many of the Center’s programs during this time.

The Center’s Education staff has worked creatively and productively to maintain a public face during the building’s closure and is grateful for the rich and vibrant communities of Yale and New Haven for their collective support of the arts and their constant accessibility. The department will begin accepting tour requests in January for when the Center’s galleries reopen in spring 2016.

The Education department is led by Linda Friedlaender, Senior Curator of Education, who is assisted by Cyra Levenson, Associate Curator of Education; Jaime Ursic, Assistant Curator of Education; and Camille Parente, Administrative Assistant and Tour Coordinator.

The Center is temporarily closed through spring 2016. Tours of the Center will not be offered during this time. For additional information about the closure, visit the building conservation project page.

Public, Private Group, and School Tours

The Center will resume tours when it reopens in spring 2016. For more information or to inquire about a future tour, contact the Education department ( | +1 203 432 2858).

Colleges and Universities

The Center’s Education department encourages Yale faculty, as well as nearby college and university faculty, from all departments to explore the rich educational opportunities afforded by the study of original works of art. The Center’s collections can be searched online.  

To discuss how the Center’s collections can become a valuable component for teaching, contact Education ( (link sends e-mail)| +1 203 432 2858).