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.

Jungle Orchids and Hummingbirds
Cream Pitcher
Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and the Lady Anne
Tea Caddy
Dr. Hezekiah Beardsley (1748--1790)
Denarius of L. Clodius Macer
Uncertain denomination of Septimius Severus
Uncertain denomination of Caracalla
Cistophorus of Hadrian