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.

Water Dropper in the Shape of a Puffer Fish
Trousseau Box
Moonlight Bamboo
Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Brush Pot
Arsu Riding a Camel
Jar
Dealey Plaza, Dallas
Longmont, Colorado, 1973-1974, from the series What We Bought
Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series, Book 10: Battle Between Balarama and Jarasandha