Programs Advisory Committee

The Gallery’s new Programs Advisory Committee offers Yale students the chance to inform the content and focus of Gallery programs—from lectures and talks to performances and film screenings. Working closely with the Programs Department, the committee considers the Gallery’s University and local communities and how those audiences engage with the collection.

About the Program

The Programs Advisory Committee is an opportunity for students to inform the content and focus of Gallery programs. Selected students meet as a group on a weekly basis and regularly attend Gallery, University, and community programs. Considering accessibility and relevance, the committee helps develop and implement, as well as document and communicate, Gallery programs. As ambassadors for the museum across the campus and the community, the committee works together to define and build audiences, engage the collection in thoughtful ways, and connect to the broader intellectual resources of the University and community.

Program Requirements

Applicants must have a strong interest in art, museums, audience, and engagement. Participants in the committee must attend regularly scheduled meetings on Fridays from 11:00 am–12:00 pm, as well as some Gallery programs (Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm, Fridays at 1:30 pm, and occasional weekends), University programs, and community programs. The committee also takes occasional field trips to area art institutions.


Applications for the Programs Advisory Committee are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications should include the following:

  • Name
  • Major
  • College and Class
  • Phone
  • Email

Your completed application (not to exceed two pages, single-spaced) should respond to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in joining the Gallery’s Programs Advisory Committee?
  • What could you bring to the committee?
  • Describe a memorable museum program you attended.
  • What do you enjoy most about the Gallery? What might you change?
  • What is your favorite thing about New Haven? Least favorite?
  • Do you have any skills in photography, videography, or social media?

Please submit your application, with the subject line “Programs Advisory Committee Application,” to You will be contacted after your application has been reviewed.

For more information, please contact Molleen Theodore at

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