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Mission

The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.

Visitor Comments

Get ready for some things you’ll never see anywhere in the world … Even to a novice it is very impressive. You’ve got to go if you go to Connecticut.

Louis Acquarulo
Google, May 6, 2019

One of the best art museums I’ve ever been to and it’s free! The art ranges from antiquity on every continent to modern.

Aaron Ide
Google, April 8, 2019

A wonderful place! Quick visit to Yale and I love this museum. It’s not just a gallery, it’s a huge sprawling museum of epic proportions. The Asian collection is first rate as are the American landscapes. Worth a visit!!

samuelabrams
TripAdvisor, February 23, 2018

Truly amazing place to visit and it’s free! Works from all the famous artists, polite staff, and workshops/activities for kids. I never thought I’d be able to stand 2 feet from a Picasso, van Gogh, or a Degas, but they’re all there. Inspiring African art along with American, Asian, and more.

Brian L.
Yelp, March 2, 2018

I got to show my 13 year old a real live Monet, Manet, Degas, and Picasso all in the same day, 30 minutes from our home!!

Frank Day
Facebook, March 11, 2018

A very diverse and deep amount of art is always on display, and along with the helpful and friendly security staff, it’s a true pleasure to visit!

Mark C
TripAdvisor, May 6, 2019
I highly recommend this museum. It is filled with many spectacular, captivating pieces of art, ranging from Trumbull to van Gogh!
Ricardo Cooper
Facebook, March 16, 2018

A beautiful museum! 4 floors of seemingly endless art and sculpture. My family and I loved it! The architecture of the building itself was just as stunning.

250crystalp
TripAdvisor, April 16, 2019