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

To stand in a small room surrounded by [the works of] Vincent van Gogh, Monet, and other great pieces of art … is inspirational!

Diana Kenney
Google, June 3, 2019

There is a tremendous amount to see and I was blown away … You can get your worth of Asian and African art history, as well as modern and contemporary art.

Crystal Grace G.
Yelp, February 18, 2019

What a joyous afternoon spent just dissolving into the beauty that hung upon the walls of this glorious building. This memory will stick with me forever.

Paula B
TripAdvisor, May 27, 2019

An amazing, inspiring, and wondrous place to visit from top to bottom. A microcosmos of the international art world in the Elm City!

Yury Maciel-Andrews
Facebook, January 27, 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

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

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

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