Happenings at Yale’s museums and galleries during spring break

Spring break is a good time to explore some of the many artistic and cultural treasures at Yale.

Yale Center for British Art

View the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom. Works on view include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable. Current exhibitions include “The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World” and “Britain in the World.” Free. 1080 Chapel St.

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Yale University Art Gallery

View African art, American decorative arts, ancient art, and European art as well as special exhibitions, including “Pompeii: Photographs and Fragments” and “Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper.” Free. 1111 Chapel St.

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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Visit the museum’s permanent collection, which provides a record of the history of the Earth, its life, and its cultures, including “The Great Hall of Dinosaurs.” Also, explore the temporary exhibitions “Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations” and “An Artist for Conservation: The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert.” Tickets: $6-$13; free with Yale I.D. 170 Whitney Ave.

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Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Named for Yale College graduate and neurosurgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing, the Cushing Center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations, his personal diaries, black-and-white patient photographs, and memorabilia, as well as historical anatomical and medical materials. Free. 333 Cedar St.

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