Cheap thrills

By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 14, 2006

Yale Museums, free (an Ivy League education will cost you $43,700 a year.)
So, you didn’t get into Yale? Consider that $174,800 saved, because Yale’s excellent museums are free — even for high-school dropouts. The Yale University Art Gallery houses ancient-through-modern art, and docent-led tours are free on weekends. In late August, the gallery hosts a special exhibit To Know the Dark: American Artists’ Visions of the Night, described as nighttime “intimations of suspense, mystery, romance, fantasy, fear, despair, and hope.” The Yale Center for British Art is the country’s greatest collection of, well, British Art. Among the collected works, you’ll find drawings, watercolors, tempura paintings, and prints from William Blake’s early illuminated books, plus J.M.W. Turner’s delicate Steamboat in a Storm, which rivals the MFA’s The Slave Ship. Finally, Orpheus charms wild beasts on an ornate 18th-century guitar at the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments. Whoever said education wasn’t free?
Yale University Art Gallery | Chapel at High Street, New Haven, CT | 203.432.0600 | Yale Center for British Art | 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT | 203.432.2800 | Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments | 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT | 203.432.0822

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Flo's Hot Dogs: http://www.floshotdogs.com
Portland Sea Dogs: http://www.portlandseadogs.com
Pawtucket Red Sox: http://www.pawsox.com/
Atlantic Brewing Company: http://www.atlanticbrewing.com
Lobster Co-Op: http://www.lobsterco-op.com/
FIrst Friday Art Walk: http://www.firstfridayartwalk.com
Killington: http://www.killington.com
Vermont Roots Reggae Festival: http://www.vermontreggae.org
Green Mountain Chew Chew Food Festival: http://www.greenmountainchewchew.com
The Haskell Free Library and Opera: http://www.haskellopera.org
Northern Extremes: http://www.northernextremes.com
Professional Disc Golf Association: http://www.pdga.com
New England Flying Disc Association: http://www.nefa.com
Jacob's Pillow: http://www.jacobspillow.org
Provincetown Film Festival: http://www.ptownfilmfest.org
Conanicut Marina, Jamestown: http://conanicutmarina.com/
Block Island Ferry: http://www.blockislandferry.com
WaterFire: http://www.waterfire.org
Greenwich Polo Club: http://www.greenwichpolo.com
Connecticut Wine Trail: http://www.ctwine.com

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