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.

The Greek Slave
Messenger Boy (Portrait of Richard Pierce)
Tureen
Colorado
Armchair
Kanazawa in Moonlight (Buyo Kanazawa Hassho Yakei)
Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Jar
X Series
Dealey Plaza, Dallas
Longmont, Colorado, 1973-1974, from the series What We Bought
Mask, "The Owner of the Deep-Set Eyes" (Oloju Foforo), Surmounted by a Figure of the Priestess of the Goddess Oshun