The Yale University Art Gallery collects, preserves, studies, and presents art in all media, from all regions of the globe and across time. The museum’s exceptional collection—numbering nearly 300,000 objects—is the core of its identity. It sustains and catalyzes all we do.
Founded in 1832, the Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it is a center for teaching, learning, and scholarship and is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the wider academic community, and the public. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is committed to engaging audiences through thoughtful, creative, and relevant exhibitions, programs, and publications.
Views of the Gallery
Read a message from Stephanie Wiles, the Henry J. Heinz II Director.
The Gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday.
Learn about the three historic buildings, designed by four architects, that house the Gallery’s collection.
Wurtele Study Center
A state-of-the-art educational and research facility that offers access to over 42,000 objects in the collection.