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The Yale Center for British Art

By September 25, 2021September 8th, 2023Modern, Museums, New Haven

The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut:

At Yale University in downtown New Haven is the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The museum is the The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). The buidling’s modern architecture is known as New Formalism. It’s collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books and manuscripts reflects the development of British art from the Elizabethan period onward.

The museum was the last work of architect Louis I. Kahn, who died while the building was under construction. Kahn was recognized in his lifetime as among the most significant American architects of the Modernist period, and his reputation persists at a time when the work of some other Modernist designers is suffering neglect, alteration, or demolition.

Architectural style
▶️ Modern, New Formalism
▶️ 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
▶️ 1974
Structural system
▶️ Concrete frame
▶️ Louis I. Kahn, one of the most revered modern architects of the 20th century.

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