The Yale Center for British Art offers family programs and community events that explore the collections and special exhibitions. Through gallery experiences and hands-on activities, participants of all ages learn about British art and culture.


The View from Here

“The View from Here” is a six-month photography program for rising eleventh- and twelfth-grade students and first-year students at public universities or community colleges. 

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Gateway to British Art

The YCBA has partnered with Gateway Community College to offer the Gateway to British Art Prize.

Making Sense of Art

Adults from senior care facilities, retirement communities, and independent learning centers are welcome to join theme-based art lessons for a multisensory experience. Led by docents, this program actively engages participants through thoughtful observation of an artwork, sharing ideas, and relating narratives to their own life experiences.

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Docent Program

Docents facilitate teaching from the museum’s collections, special exhibitions, and architecture. They lead interactive tours for visitors of all ages and abilities as well as teach specially designed programs. Becoming a docent requires a three-year commitment: one year of training followed by two years of service.

Access Programs

The Yale Center for British Art welcomes people of all abilities to visit and participate in educational programming and tours.

Colleges and Universities

Faculty from all departments at nearby colleges and universities are invited to explore the rich educational opportunities afforded by the study of original works of art. The Yale Center for British Art's collections can be searched online.  

Connect with us to discuss how the museum’s collections can become a valuable component for teaching or for inquiries related to public programs.

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Contact the Education department at | +1 203 432 2858