This place is a local treasure.
Yelp, Southington, CT, November 2013
I can’t believe it took me so long to visit. It’s massive and so beautiful, inside and out. There are also small benches and nooks to rest surrounded by enchanting art. Will be spending many more afternoons here. Must see if you’re in New Haven.
Yelp, New Haven, CT, January 2014
The Gallery has long had much to do with why so many of us love the University, and why we urge friends and others who may have little or no connection to Yale to go to see it for themselves. And never has there been a greater reason than now. As displayed in the glorious spaces of the new Gallery, the magnificence and power of the collection are greater than ever before, and the Gallery itself can be rightly declared a national treasure.
David McCullough, B.A. 1955
Boston, Fall 2012
Remarkable. Easily the finest university art collection I’ve ever seen. Comparable to a Smithsonian, featuring exquisite European and early American offerings. A must see if you’re in New Haven.
Facebook, February 2014
I was impressed by the breadth and depth of the exhibits. There was something for the entire family to enjoy. We could have easily spent all day in the museum.
Yelp, Wilmington, DE, September 2013
More art than can be seen in a few short hours! The Yale University Art Gallery completed a major renovation in December 2012. The result is a beautiful and expansive gallery. We spent three hours there and probably saw only a third of the collections. I was especially impressed with the collection of artist John Trumbull, the American Revolutionary War artist.
Tripadvisor, June 30, 2014
I love to peel off in the afternoon of a busy day and head across the Green, up the north (sunny) side of Chapel Street to the Gallery. I inevitably head to the Impressionist works. I find them serene and soothing—not the usual feelings I have during the course of the day. And as often as not I observe on my way out the Gallery instructors working with New Haven school kids seated with their backs to me before some work of art. I love to listen to the back and forth—the questioning and the answers that prompt more questions. And then I recall how loud the Gallery can be.
John DeStefano, Jr.
Mayor of New Haven for 20 years, New Haven, CT, Fall 2012