Yale Center for British Art

Reviewed by Marc Kristal Photography has become so commonplace, ubiquitous, and off-hand that it can be hard to absorb the fact that once, once upon a time, it was new. Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840-1860 is a reminder of that transformative moment. The exhibition, at the Yale Center for

By Bobbie Leigh Have you ever heard of a collector commissioning a work of art  saying: “Do what you want and I will love it.”  Neale Albert is that rarity.  He is a  collector who commissions artists to  create miniature bookbindings and  asks  only that they give him their best

By Bobbie Leigh Look closely at the painting at the entrance of “Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain.”  That is a long title for a small, but powerful exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The painting you see in the first