- 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
Hours and Directions
The Gallery is free and open to the public.
- 10:00 am–5:00 pm
- Thursday (Sept.–June)
- 10:00 am–8:00 pm
- 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and on these major holidays:
New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
The Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
Download a PDF of the floor plan to help plan your visit.
Contact the Gallery
- General Information
- Group and School Tours
The Gallery does not offer on-site dining. For a map of various dining options within walking distance of the museum, download the restaurant map PDF.
New Haven has many shopping and dining opportunities, especially on Chapel Street, where the Gallery is located, and Broadway. Dozens of award-winning restaurants enliven the downtown area, and local boutiques and other retail shops offer custom jewelry, designer clothes, active wear, and beauty products. Visit the Shops at Yale website for more information about restaurants and stores near the Gallery.
The lobby of the Kahn building
Visitors touring the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study
Yale University Art Gallery, Louis Kahn building, view of west window-wall. © Elizabeth Felicella
Yale University Art Gallery, Old Yale Art Gallery building. © Christopher Gardner
Yale University Art Gallery, Street Hall. © Christopher Gardner
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.
From I-95, take Exit 47 (Downtown New Haven/Route 34).* From Route 34, take the first exit. Turn right onto Church Street at the first intersection and then left onto Chapel Street. The Gallery entrance is at the corner of Chapel and York Streets.
Please note: This area is under construction for the Downtown Crossing/Route 34 East Project, a multiyear plan to transform Route 34. Directions may change periodically as a result.
From I-91 take Exit 1 Downtown New Haven.
Amtrak, Metro-North, and Shore Line East operate through New Haven’s Union Station, which is a five-minute trip by taxi, bus, or car to the Gallery and downtown New Haven.
Amtrak travels through New Haven several times a day from locations between Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Schedules, Fares, and Reservations:
www.amtrak.com (station code: NHV)
Metro-North Railroad provides flexible, inexpensive transportation between New Haven and Manhattan at least once every hour. No reservation is needed and tickets can be purchased up to the time of departure.
Schedules and Fares:
Shore Line East
For travel between between New London and New Haven, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Shore Line East commuter rail service provides fast and easy transportation seven days a week.
Schedules and Fares: