The Gallery’s newly expanded and renovated exhibition spaces, object study classrooms, and study galleries span three buildings on Chapel Street, offering a rich environment for teaching and study. All spaces are available by reservation for your classes.
Planning Your Visit
In addition to working with many courses in the History of Art and the School of Art, the Gallery is committed to forming relationships with a wide range of departments and programs across the Yale community. Recent collaborations include sessions with courses from the Directed Studies program; the departments of African American Studies, French, and Sociology; the Law School; the School of Management; the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Curators work with faculty to select objects, and they can consult on crafting assignments using the collection or teaching in the Gallery, as well as provide specialized pedagogical training for your teaching fellows. To learn more about teaching with the collection, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also plan for your visit by searching our collection online to find out what is on view or available by appointment at the Gallery.
Schedule a Visit
To register your Yale course, please complete and submit the registration form at least three weeks prior to your requested visit.
Resources for Yale Faculty
Object Study Classrooms
Multiple object study classrooms (OSCs) are available by reservation for Yale course use. Classes have used OSCs for close study of African sculpture, ancient Greek vases, American ceramics, Chinese scrolls, and much more. Each classroom is equipped with a computer, wireless Internet access, a projector, and a screen. Please contact the Education Department two months prior to your desired session date in order to discuss how the Gallery’s collection can support and enhance your teaching.
The Gallery has three study rooms available for classes to interact with original works of art from the collection. The James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs holds approximately 25,000 prints, 8,000 drawings and watercolors, and 5,000 photographs. Prints and drawings range from the fifteenth century to the present, and photographs span the history of the medium. The Furniture Study is a working library of American furniture and wooden objects, housing more than 1,000 works from the Gallery’s collection of American Decorative Arts, dating from the seventeenth century to the present. The Bela Lyon Pratt Study Room for Coins and Medals houses approximately 100,000 coins and medals and 10,000 pieces of paper currency. All three study rooms are available by appointment. Follow the links below for detailed information about these facilities.
The Jane and Richard Levin Study Gallery and the Mimi Gates Study Gallery display rotating installations in connection with Yale courses for sustained engagement with works of art not normally on view. Each semester, the Levin Study Gallery displays art selected by faculty and curators for multiple Yale courses. The Gates Study Gallery currently features the arts of Islam to support the wide range of Middle Eastern studies courses at Yale. Future installations may take advantage of other collection areas in order to foster specific fields of study. Classes may take place in the study galleries by reservation whenever the museum is open.
The Gallery maintains several archives and databases that allow for the study of specific aspects of the museum’s history and collection. The Gallery also has a robust offering of scholarly lectures, symposia, study days, and workshops each year. We are eager to develop and coordinate this programming in conjunction with courses being taught across the University, and we welcome discussions of upcoming course schedules, departmental colloquia or symposia, research emphases, and other points of mutual interest.
Ryan HillNolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs