Programs will be limited during the building conservation project this summer and fall. Requests for tours should be made at least three weeks in advance. Please note that the collections of Prints and Drawings and Rare Books and Manuscripts (usually accessed in the Study Room) will not be available for tours.
Public tours are offered throughout the year. Custom tours are also available upon request. Education staff, volunteer docents, and undergraduate Student Guides promote the collections to a wide variety of audiences from K–12 children to members of the general public.
Schools and Teachers
Education Staff works closely with local teachers to supplement classroom teaching with access to works of art, and by helping teachers integrate visual learning into their curricula. In addition, the Center offers a range of opportunities customized to the needs of teachers looking to use visual resources in their classrooms.
Student Guide Program
The Center is home to an active undergraduate Student Guide Program. Admittance to the program is highly competitive and guides offer to the public specially devised tours of the collections every Saturday and Sunday during the academic year. Each year the guides curate an "Art in Focus" exhibition, presenting objects from the collections to the public and gaining experience in every aspect of exhibition practice.
Yale in London
Yale in London is a unique opportunity for Yale College students to spend the spring or summer in London taking classes in the history of British Art, literature, history, and culture. The program is based at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.