In a landmark building designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, the Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and life from the Elizabethan period onward. Works include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain.
Explore the fragile relationship between humanity and water as interpreted by British artists across time
18h- and 19th-century children’s games and books designed to teach and encourage play
Illuminates foundational pursuits, collections, and questions underlying a museum's purpose and existence
Illustrations from the Idyllist tradition address pastoral paradise, poverty, homeless, and labor unrest
500 works emphasizing the impact of immigration and travel on British art and culture across the centuries