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.

Mask
Arsu Riding a Camel
Jar
X Series
Dealey Plaza, Dallas
Longmont, Colorado, 1973-1974, from the series What We Bought
Female Figure with Four Children
Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
Mask, "The Owner of the Deep-Set Eyes" (Oloju Foforo), Surmounted by a Figure of the Priestess of the Goddess Oshun
Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series, Book 10: Battle Between Balarama and Jarasandha
Female Figure (Biiga)
Old Hanford City Site and the Columbia River, Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington