From the Director

June 5, 2020

Words feel flat in the aftermath of George Floyd’s (1974–2020) death on May 25, 2020. In the days that followed, our country has erupted, calling forth the brutality and violence that both skims the surface of our daily lives and resides deep within our shared histories. What can we, a museum, do at this moment? My colleagues and I are looking for ways to take action that will, over time, bring change to our institution so that we are a resource for the city of New Haven and the Yale University community. For now, we offer our deepest sympathies to Mr. Floyd’s family, especially his children, who will need our collective care for the rest of their lives.

The Yale Center for British Art offers visitors the opportunity to critically explore the world and their own lives through art. We look forward to the day when we can once again welcome visitors to the Center to engage in productive dialogue as we develop relevant programming to address the critical issues of our time.

Courtney J. Martin