- Overview and Highlights
- African Art
- American Decorative Arts
- American Paintings and Sculpture
- Ancient Art
- Art of the Ancient Americas
- Arts of Islam
- Asian Art
- Coins and Medals
- European Art
- Indo-Pacific Art
- Modern and Contemporary Art
- Prints and Drawings
- Search the Collection
- Join and Support
Groups and Class Visits
The Gallery offers numerous opportunities for guided or self-guided visits of the collections and special exhibitions. See our options below to help plan your visit. All groups of ten or more must register at least three weeks in advance.
School and Youth Groups
School and youth groups can explore the Gallery’s collection, buildings, and exhibitions on interactive visits. Guided visits are led by the museum’s Gallery Teachers, Yale graduate students trained as museum educators. Classroom teachers and group leaders are also welcome to lead self-guided visits, based on availability. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.
College and University Course Visits
College and university courses from outside of Yale are invited to hold guided or self-guided sessions at the Gallery, free of charge, based on availability. Plan your course visit by searching our collection online or contacting Gallery education staff. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.
Adult and Community Groups
The Gallery offers free, hour-long guided tours to engage adult and community groups with its encyclopedic collection. Led by Gallery teaching staff, these tours provide visitors with a range of ways to look at, engage with, and enjoy works of art. Groups are also welcome to plan a self-guided visit, based on availability. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance.
Yale Course Visits
Faculty and teaching fellows are encouraged to incorporate sessions at the Gallery into their courses. Curators are available to advise you on selecting objects and teaching with the collection. Please contact us as far in advance as possible to schedule class and section visits.
General Information for Groups and Class Visits
All groups of ten or more must register at least three weeks in advance. Acceptance of your reservation request is based on availability. Groups who show proof of registration at the Information Desk will have priority in the galleries. Unregistered groups may be asked to return at a later time. This policy is designed to provide a pleasurable learning experience for everyone, and to ensure the safety and security of both museum visitors and art objects.
The Gallery does not have a café, but there are a number of restaurants and coffee shops within easy walking distance of the museum. A good source of information is www.infonewhaven.com.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
The Gallery entrance is at 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street).
An elevator is located opposite the Gallery’s main entrance at 1111 Chapel Street. For more information on special-needs visitors at the Gallery, click here.
In addition to the metered spaces on nearby streets, there is a conveniently located garage at 150 York Street, which offers discount parking to members of the Gallery.
Cancellations and Changes
If you need to cancel your tour or make any changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.436.8827.
As a free member, you join fellow art lovers, students, alumni, artists, and others in exploring all that the Gallery has to offer. To join the Gallery’s free membership program, click here.