Exhibitions

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

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.

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

Credits

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

View works from the collection included in this exhibition here.

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

Extended reading

This Other Eden: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

This Other Eden: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

Edited by Malcolm Warner and Julia Marciari Alexander

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