The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Learn more about the museum's collections departments and explore select works through the scholarship of art historians, curators, staff, and students affiliated with the museum.
The museum's collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, rare books, and manuscripts present the story of British art and culture, and its global contexts, from the fifteenth century to today. Together with the Reference Library and Archives, the collections are an exceptional resource for anyone interested in British art and its histories.
New light on the group portrait of Elihu Yale, his family, and an enslaved child
The Elihu Yale Portrait Research team analyzes, questions, and provides historical context for an eighteenth-century painting on display, and explains why it was replaced by Titus Kaphar’s "Enough About You" (2016) from October 2020 through May 2021.