This video highlights some of the architectural history of the Yale Center for British Art’s building, designed by Louis I. Kahn and the gift of Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929). It details the conservation project as it nears completion, showing how the structure enhances experiencing the art that it was built to house.
George Knight, principal at Knight Architecture LLC, describes why the Yale Center for British Art’s building conservation is a particularly special project for him and his firm.
Martina Droth, Associate Director of Research and Education, and Curator of Sculpture, since promoted to (Deputy Director of Research and Education, and Curator of Sculpture), discusses how a Minton ceramic elephant helps reframe thinking about sculpture.
Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a new series of 50 five-minute vignettes that profiles a variety of (Connecticut’s) most notable cultural resources.
Richard Johnson, Chief of Installation, shares the rewards and challenges of installing and handling artworks at the Yale Center for British Art.
Mark Aronson, Chief Conservator at the Center, demonstrates the restoration of an oil-on-panel painting by Benjamin West entitled Milkmaids in St. James’s Park, Westminster Abbey Beyond (ca. 1801), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
Artist Sir Anthony Caro (March, 8 1924–October 23, 2013) in conversation with Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Scott Wilcox, Deputy Director for Collections at the Yale Center for British Art, points out some of his favorite ways to enjoy the Center’s treasures.