The Tour, photo by Harold Shapiro

While the Yale Center for British Art was closed for building conservation, the Education department 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 that time.

The Center’s Education staff has worked creatively and productively to maintain a public face during the building’s closure (January 2015–May 2016) 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 is currently accepting tour requests now that the Center is reopen to the public.

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

Public, Private Group, and School Tours

The public, as well as school and home groups can explore the Center’s collections, architecture, and special exhibitions on an interactive guided tour. Tours of the collections encourage close looking, critical thinking, and creative evaluation. Upon request, tours can be customized to connect content from the collections to specific interests or class curriculum. For more information, visit Tours or contact Education ( | +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 also be searched online.  

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