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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

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

This is a world class art museum. Beautifully melded architecture, unbelievable collection of art from all over the world, ancient to modern, and it’s free!

Terry D'Italia
Facebook, April 10, 2019
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 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

If you love fine art, you must make the trip to the Yale University Art Gallery! This is a first class museum with 4 floors of wonderful exhibits ….The museum is free but we would have gladly paid an entrance fee based on our experience!

Mark S
TripAdvisor, February 23, 2018

Beautiful! I am not an art expert, but when you see a van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin from so close that you can see the master’s brush strokes laid down so long ago … you can’t help but be amazed.

Al Gansk
Google, April 8, 2019

Gorgeous gallery in a lovely university town. The architecture is amazing, as well as their exhibitions. Plenty to eat and see outside the Gallery as well.

Alex Vergara
Google, April 8, 2019

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