This Other Eden: British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale

Friday, May 1, 1998
Sunday, November 15, 1998

For the first time since it opened to the public in 1977, the Center exhibited eighty of its greatest masterpieces outside the walls of the museum. The show, spanning four hundred years of British painting, was divided into thematic sections that illustrated the history of British culture and painting from the sixteenth century through modern times. The exhibition provided a narrative of Paul Mellon as a major collector of British art and highlighted his enormous contributions that established the museum’s collection.

This Other Eden: British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale was curated by Malcolm Warner and Julia Marciari Alexander, both from the Yale Center for British Art

Claude de Jongh, The Thames at Westminster Stairs (detail), 1631 or 1637, oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection


Venues

The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney:
May 1–July 5, 1998

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane:
July 16–September 6, 1998

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide:
September 17–November 15, 1998