Welcome to the portal for Yale students! Take advantage of our many opportunities for learning and working, attend a special event, or simply come to enjoy a quiet moment of reflection with a favorite work of art.
Opportunities for Yale Students
There are many opportunities for Yale undergraduates to learn about the collections and gain professional experience through internships, fellowships, the Gallery Guide program, and other research and employment positions.
Yale graduate students have many possibilities to contribute to scholarship and gain professional experience through involvement at the Gallery. We offer numerous research assistantships, curatorial internships, teaching positions, and other opportunities.
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Gallery Guide Program
The Gallery Guide program is a paid opportunity for Yale undergraduates to learn about the museum’s collection and how to teach from objects. Students participate in a yearlong training program with education and collections curators, during which they are taught to lead interactive, close-looking tours of the museum for the Yale community and the New Haven public. The in-depth training requires a time commitment similar to that of an academic course. Following the completion of the first year of training, students remain involved with the Gallery Guide program by continuing to give museum tours and participating in weekly gallery sessions throughout their time at Yale.
Gallery+ is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites students to respond to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances. Taking place once or twice each semester, Gallery+ provides a space for students to experiment creatively, making academic and artistic connections of their own, while also immersing themselves in the collection and museum environment. Past programs have included M.F.A. students from the Yale School of Drama creating sound and projection installations in the Gallery, undergraduate composers writing new music inspired by the collection, and comedians exploring the connections between art and humor.
Resources for Yale Students
The Gallery encourages students to research our collections by visiting our study rooms, library, archives, and collection-related digital resources.
Nolen Center Library
The Nolen Center Library is the heart of the Gallery’s Nolen Center for Art and Education. The library houses a focused collection of books, exhibition catalogues, articles, documents, and databases related to the highlights of our museum, and it is open to all visitors. These holdings will be of interest to students completing assignments at the Gallery. The library is open to all, with staff available to guide research and answer questions.
Programs at the Gallery provide stimulating ideas to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of works of art in our collections and exhibitions. Whether you prefer interactive conversations in front of a single work of art, lectures and symposia exploring art and ideas, or lively and creative performances related to our collections, you will find a program of interest at the Gallery.
The Gallery welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences.