Some museums are built to stand as artistic statements. Some correct or cover up architectural mistakes of the past. Then there’s the Yale University Art Gallery, which has completed a 14-year, $135 million renovation and expansion project.
Art. That’s the first and last word those involved — the architects, Yale administrators, and donors — use when describing the project. The construction, they say, has been carried out to make sure the university’s rich and expansive collection is properly displayed.