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
Eight Views of the Xiao-Xiang Region (Shosho Hakkei)
Solving Each Problem as It Arises
View of the Distant Sea II
The Death of the Buddha Sakyamuni (Nehan-zu)
Moonlight Bamboo
Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Brush Pot
Reminiscence of Jian River