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

Amazing gallery. Every time I go it’s like I’m there for the first time! The staff is very helpful and they are very nice!
Erica Czerwinski
Facebook, January 27, 2018

A hidden jewel for art lovers! Highly recommend! Yale has done a fab renovation job. Free admission. A must-see when you are in New Haven.

Ching Ryan
Facebook, February 26, 2018

Great layout, excellent rotating exhibitions as well as permanent collection. Really impressive, especially for a university-owned gallery. You'll get a good tour through the ages, beginning with ancient Assyrian mosaics and ending in some truly amazing contemporary pieces. Make sure to check out the patio and sculpture garden!

Eliza G.
Yelp, July 5, 2017

I have never seen a better art gallery than what I saw [at] Yale. And the staff was so knowledgeable and friendly.

Starla Freeman-Maurer
Facebook, January 7, 2017

The staff members were very nice and approachable. The Gallery itself definitely lived up to all the hype—just breathtaking. Most pieces do not have red tape around them or encasings, so it’s really nice to just feel one with the art.

Samantha M.
TripAdvisor, January 8, 2018

This museum is a secret gem in CT! Wide array of exhibits and artists, beautiful building and architecture, and totally free.

Chelsea D.
Yelp, February 21, 2018

The Gallery is astounding. It might be my favorite collection anywhere; and the architecture of the building itself is breathtaking. But I give this review for the security guards. They were knowledgeable [about] the art, friendly, and so helpful. That stood out. They gave us information on the exhibits and smiled so we weren't intimidated by such revered pieces. Nice job, Yale.

Kate L.
Yelp, February 21, 2017
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

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