Start in New Haven at Yale University. See the Yale Art Gallery and Center for British Art by Louis Kahn, Ingal’s Rink and Morse & Stiles College by Eero Saarinen, the Yale Architecture Building by Paul Rudolph. Enjoy a refreshing repast at one of New Haven’s great restaurants then head up I-91 to Hartford.
There you can see the Stegosaurus by Alexander Calder and Carl Andre’s controversial Stone Field at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Then scope out the Hartford Stage Company by Robert Venturi before enjoying a great dinner and night on the town.
DRIVING TIP: Total mileage from 1 to 2 is 40 miles.
Yale University Art Gallery
Founded in 1832, with more than 85,000 objects dating from ancient Egypt to the present. Paintings by Van Gogh, Manet, Monet and Picasso, one of the finest collections of American paintings and decorative arts; changing exhibits, sculpture garden, gift shop
Yale Center for British Art
Opened in 1977 and designed by Louis Kahn, the museum houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Its foundation is the gift of paintings, drawings prints, rare books, manuscripts, and sculpture.
The intimate Tony Award-winning professional theater celebrates it 40th anniversary in 2003-2004 with a ride range of the best of world drama including cherished classics, provocative new works and neglected works from the past.