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.

In despair, Olympia throws herself on the bed, illustration for Canto X, verse 27, of Lodovico Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
Portrait of the Emperor Commodus as a Boy
Quadruped Vessel with Peccary Feet and a Lid with a Bird-and-Fish Handle
Caricature of a Man Wearing a Large Hat
Hero and Leander
The Ballet Rehearsal
Portrait of an Elderly Man, traditionally called Heer Bodolphe
Portrait of an Elderly Woman, traditionally called Mevrouw Bodolphe
Deer Drinking
Prostitution Universelle (Universal Prostitution)
L'écho (Echo), study for Une baignade, Asnières (Bathers at Asnières)
Battle of the Nudes