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

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

The 20th century and contemporary European and American collections are broad and distinguished. The African, Meso-American, and Austronesian collections are also impressive, making possible numerous cross-cultural connections. Easily worth a three-hour visit—and admission is free.

Jeffrey Garrett
Facebook, October 26, 2017

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

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

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
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

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

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

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