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In 2016, the Long Gallery, on the fourth floor, was restored to the original conception of the space as a study gallery, as formulated by the Center’s founding director, Jules Prown, and as designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. The space comprises an elegant sweep of seven bays in which approximately two hundred thirty works represent ensembles of subjects including beaches and coastlines, the British Empire, the British theater, “chaos and conviviality,” families, gardens, “the horse and sporting art,” “into the woods,” marine painting, portraits of artists, species and specimen, war and the military, and “women of distinction.” The addition of a much-needed Collections Seminar Room at the end of the gallery allows faculty and students to request an up-close examination of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings that are not currently on display.
For more information about objects displayed in the Long Gallery, use Yale Guest Wi-Fi to download the following guide:
Long Gallery Guide (pdf; 875 kb)