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

The Mesopotamian antiquities are a treasure for the museum. With a vast array of art including Indonesian, American, medieval, Asian, African, Roman, Greek, and modern art, there is something for everyone. The layout of the museum is great and allows you to browse through every single collection from history.

Declan S.
TripAdvisor, August 28, 2017

The YUAG has a bit of everything: ancient, modern, east, west, partially set in a Louis Kahn building. And it's free. Perfectly sized, great for kids. Seriously, if you're visiting New Haven put this on your list.

TripAdvisor, April 11, 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

Amazing gallery and collection. My teenage daughter and I were delighted with the visit. Hope we have the opportunity to come back again!

Wefferson Walas Viriato
Facebook, January 16, 2017

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

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!!

TripAdvisor, February 23, 2018

Amazing! So much to see and a great floor plan. Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso . . . all in one place!

Hanna Kristín Skaftadóttir
Facebook, February 5, 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

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