Holiday Hours: Closed December 24–25, January 1

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.

Messenger Boy (Portrait of Richard Pierce)
Dealey Plaza, Dallas
Longmont, Colorado, 1973-1974, from the series What We Bought
Red Abstract
Prisoner I
Prostitution Universelle (Universal Prostitution)
While the Earth Revolves at Night
Denarius of L. Clodius Macer
Boîte-en-valise (Box in a Valise)
Portrait of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)