An important newspaper has declared the Yale Center for British Art to be “one of the World’s 50 Greatest Galleries,” and it’s all the cooler when you consider that it’s a British newspaper making the call. The venerable Times of London (owned for years now by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., but still…) ranks the YCBA 15th on the list, between Paris’ Musee d’Orsay and London’s Tate Modern. The Times notes not just the center’s collection (the biggest of its kind, that is to say British artworks, in the U.S.) but the building’s own renowned architectural design (by Louis Kahn). Each entry on the 50 Greatest Galleries has a “Don’t Miss” tag: for the YCBA, it’s the George Stubbs painting of A Lion Attacking a Horse that’s on permanent and prominent display in the museum’s mezzanine.
The Yale Center for British Art has proudly posted the Times of London article on its own website, here.