The Center 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 free, semester-long photography-based program for young adults in Greater New Haven. Now in its second year, the program is held at the Yale Center for British Art and the Lens Media Lab (LML) at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.
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.
Docents facilitate teaching from the Center’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.
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 Center’s collections can be searched online.
Connect with us to discuss how the Center’s collections can become a valuable component for teaching or for inquiries related to public programs.