Tours

Explore the architecture, collections, history, and special exhibitions of the Yale Center for British Art with a docent-led tour.

 

In-person public tours have resumed! School and group tours may be arranged through our Education department.

 

In-person tours are limited to fifteen people and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required. Meet in the Entrance Court.

See our general visitor guidelines here.

For more information, please contact our Education department. 

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Introductory Tour

Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am ET on May 19, 21, 26, and 28

Join our museum docents for a guided introduction to the Yale Center for British Art, its collections, and iconic modernist building designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. Tours will highlight the breadth of works on view in the fourth-floor galleries—including masterpieces by John Constable, Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, and J. M. W. Turner.

Special Exhibition Tour | Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction

Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm ET on May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29

Join our museum docents for a guided tour of Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction. Selected by the artist and displayed on two floors, the works in this exhibition comprise the largest survey of work by British abstract artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) in the United States in more than twenty years. 

 

Private and School Tours

Guided tours of the collections are offered by our Education department. The museum's docents lead interactive tours for private groups and visiting school children of all ages and abilities. Upon request, tours may be customized to connect content from the collections to specific interests or class curricula.

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Smartify app

The Smartify mobile app offers users an in-depth guide to works in the Yale Center for British Art’s collection as well as detailed information about its landmark building, designed by Louis I. Kahn. Download Smartify on your iOS or Android device or take a tour through your web browser.

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Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale Center for British Art is directly across the street from the Yale University Art Gallery, making it easy to visit both museums on the same day. Visit the Gallery's website to learn more about their collections, special exhibitions, and programs
 

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