Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Yale Center for British Art and the centennial of the birth of its founder Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the Center mounted a major exhibition showcasing Mr. Mellon’s extraordinary collection of paintings, watercolors, rare books, and manuscripts. Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art was displayed across all three floors of the Center’s public exhibition galleries.

Paul Mellon’s Legacy was curated by Brian Allen, Director of Studies, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London; John Baskett, friend and art advisor to Paul Mellon; and MaryAnne Stevens, Acting Secretary and Senior Curator, Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the curators of the Yale Center for British Art. At the Center, Paul Mellon’s Legacy was supported by Bank of New York Mellon and Mr. and Mrs. Bart T. Tiernan, Yale LL.B. 1968. 


George Stubbs, Zebra (detail), 1763, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection


Yale Center for British Art:
April 18–July 29, 2007

Royal Academy of Arts, London:
October 20, 2007–January 27, 2008