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.

Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Scenes from the Tale of Genji
Brush Pot
Reminiscence of Jian River
Mask
Ink Plum
Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)
Arsu Riding a Camel
Jar
Mask Representing a Female Ancestral Spirit (Nòwo)
Dealey Plaza, Dallas
Arch (Parikara)