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.

Portrait of an Elderly Woman, traditionally called Mevrouw Bodolphe
Equestrian Statue of Louis XIV
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Pathway in a Field
Deer Drinking
Prostitution Universelle (Universal Prostitution)
L'écho (Echo), study for Une baignade, Asnières (Bathers at Asnières)
Battle of the Nudes
Massacre of the Innocents
While the Earth Revolves at Night
Dancer in Third Position with Her Right Foot Forward
Study for the Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill