What looks like a parking garage from outside is a great deal more impressive inside. The museum, underwritten by Paul Mellon and designed by Louis I. Kahn (who also designed the Yale University Art Gallery; see below) is said to be the most important repository of British art outside the United Kingdom, with holdings of more than 1,900 paintings and sculptures. Most of the paintings in the permanent collection are from the 16th through the early 19th centuries. It's a dazzling array, with canvases by such luminaries as Hogarth, Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and the glorious J. M. W. Turner.
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