Collection Highlights

Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832. Since that time the collection has grown to number more than 200,000 objects representing Eastern and Western cultures and ranging in date from ancient times to the present. Following are a selection of highlights from each department chosen to reflect the depth and breadth of the collection.

Western Motel
Mask
Self-Portrait/White ink
Mask with a Superstructure Representing a Beautiful Mother (D'mba)
Portrait of Alexandrine Émilie Brongniart
Slit Gong (Idoro) with a Human Torso
Allover (Gloria Estefan, Queen and Others)
Waves 1
Necklace
The Greek Slave
Owl-Shaped Wine Vessel (Zun)
Untitled