Museum PR Announcements News and Information

Yale Center for British Art Presents The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie

From 16 September 2010 through 2 January 2011, the Yale Center for British Art will launch its fall 2010 season with an exhibition of major works by postwar British artists who came to maturity in the 1960s.

The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie will feature thirty paintings and fourteen works on paper by Patrick Caulfield, John Walker, R.B. Kitaj, Howard Hodgkin, and Ian Stephenson, in addition to paintings by John Hoyland, England’s foremost abstract painter, all drawn from the New York collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie. Organized by the Yale Center for British Art, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with essays by leading critics and writers on contemporary British art, including Mel Gooding, Paul Moorhouse, John McEwen, Chris Yetton, and Jo Applin, and a tribute to John Hoyland by Sir Anthony Caro.

Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research‚ such as residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the Reference Library and Photo Archive‚ Conservation Laboratory‚ and Study Room for examining works on paper. An affiliated institution in London‚ the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art‚ awards grants and fellowships‚ publishes academic titles‚ and sponsors Yale’s only credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program‚ Yale-in-London.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *