About Your Visit
While the Old Yale Art Gallery building undergoes renovation, the Kahn building is open, displaying works from the collection. The second floor galleries feature a rotating selection of works from the African and Asian art collections, and the first floor contains special exhibitions.
About the Renovation
The Yale University Art Gallery is in the final phase of a fourteen-year renovation and expansion that will transform the visitor experience of both the museum and its esteemed collections. The project will enable the Gallery not only to enhance its role as one of the nation’s most prominent teaching institutions but also to join the ranks of the country’s leading public art museums. The expanded Gallery will open December 12, 2012.
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Featured Online Resource
The Rhode Island Furniture Archive
The Rhode Island Furniture Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery is an online database documenting furniture and furniture making in Rhode Island from the time of first European colonization in 1636 through the early 19th century. The archive brings together records of surviving furniture, individuals who owned it, and known furniture makers, and aims to provide a complete account of the specific culture, local variations, and artistic practices surrounding the first two centuries of furniture making in Rhode Island. When it launched on October 18, 2010, the website made available searchable records on more than 3,000 examples of case furniture, looking glasses, and seating furniture, as well as the names and biographies of more than 1,500 craftsmen in the furniture and allied trades from 1650 to 1820. In the course of the next year, records for clocks and tables will be added, and additional features, including multiple images.
Robert Adams: The Place We Live,
A Retrospective Selection of Photographs
August 3October 28, 2012
Featuring over 200 photographs, this definitive retrospective traces more than 45 years of work by one of the most significant chroniclers of the American West. Drawn from the Gallery’s master sets of the photographer’s work, the exhibition presents an epic narrative of the American experience in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
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The Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection includes over 200,000 works organized into 11 curatorial departments. As the Gallery prepares for the December 2012 opening of the renovated and expanded buildings, some exhibition spaces will temporarily close.
Currently on view are the collections of African and Asian art, and the special exhibitions. For more about the collection, click here.
Parking and Access
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 Yale Art Museums. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Please call 203.432.0606 in advance of your visit for detailed information on parking and ease of access.