Tour, photo by Harold Shapiro


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

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.

View a trailer of the Center's film Rethinking the Role of Art in Education, which demonstrates the role that art can play in teaching literacy and highlights the unique partnership between the Center and local schools.


Student Guide Program

The Center is home to an active undergraduate Student Guide Program, offering undergraduates from all disciplines the opportunity to work closely with works of art and museum departments. Student Guides meet weekly to learn about the Center’s collections, special exhibitions, and operation. While the Center is closed to the public, the guides will continue to meet weekly to learn about the Center’s collections; refine their touring skills; spend time in the Rare Books & Manuscripts and Prints & Drawings departments; take trips to area museums and galleries; and work on a student-curated Art in Focus exhibition for the Center’s reopening in 2016.

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.