The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven made the Times of London’s list of the 50 greatest art galleries in the world this week. It came in 15th.


The article’s paragraph on YCBA reads: “Paul Mellon, who died in 1999, gave his collection of British art and this fine gallery to Yale University. It was opened in 1977. The architect Louis I. Kahn created a building, with an interior of marble, white oak and Belgian linen that would show the pictures in as much diffused natural light as possible. It contains the largest collection of British art outside of Britain, with paintings and prints by artists such as Holbein, Gainsborough and Turner, as well as many rare books and manuscripts."

Listed as the museum's "don't miss" item is "A Lion Attacking a Horse" (1762) by George Stubbs, pictured here.


Other American museums on the list were The Museum of Modern Art (4), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (6), The Frick Collection (10), Dia: Beacon (21), Whitney Museum of American Art (26) and MoMA P.S.1 (29) in New York; The Barnes Foundation (20) in Philadelphia; the National Gallery of Art (34) in Washington DC; the Andy Warhol Museum (48) in Pittsburgh, Pa.; and The Museum of Bad Art (50) in Boston.


Here’s the complete list:


1. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
2. Prado Museum, Madrid
3. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
4. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
5. Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
7. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
8. The Louvre, Paris
9. The National Gallery, London
10. The Frick Collection, New York
11. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
12. Borghese Gallery, Rome
13. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
14. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
15. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
16. Tate Modern, London
17. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
18. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
19. Vatican Museums, Rome
20. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
21. Dia: Beacon, New York
22. Musée National Picasso, Paris
23. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
24. Tate Britain, London
25. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
26. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
27. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
28. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
29. MoMA P.S.1, New York
30. Hakone Open-Air Museum, near Tokyo, Japan
31. Inhotim sculpture park, Brumadinho, Brazil
32. Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses, London
33. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
34. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
35. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
36. Wallace Collection, London
37. National Palace Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
38. Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Tokyo
39. Museum Ludwig, Cologne
40. The Leopold, Vienna
41. Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow
42. Hepworth Gallery Wakefield, West Yorkshire
43. Baltic 39 at the Baltic Centre, Gateshead
44. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
45. Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing
46. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
47. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
48. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
49. Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy
50. The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), Boston, MA

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