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Theater & art

At Yale, it all adds up to a new frame for art

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.

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