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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.

Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)
Funerary Effigy (Tau Tau)
Large standing female ballplayer figurine
Conch shell with incised designs
Portrait of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)
The Rest of Her Remains
Messenger Boy (Portrait of Richard Pierce)
Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona
McLean, Virginia
Diesel Pumps
Old Hanford City Site and the Columbia River, Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington