Louis Kahn’s Yale Center for British Art to close for exterior renovations until 2024

At the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) domed Plexiglas skylights form what architect Louis Kahn dubbed as the museum’s “fifth elevation.” Now, the roof fixtures are the subject of a nearly year-long renovation project that will take place at the museum this year.

Situated near the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut the art institution was Kahn’s final work and remains a crowning example of modernist architecture. The museum, which houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, announced this week it would close to the public on February 27 for a renovation that will focus on exterior improvements,

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