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 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

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 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

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

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

Blown away. Every turn reveals another master. The journey through each genre, period, and medium is peppered with artists you would expect to see only in traveling collections or a major city museum. Wow.

Sean O'Brien
Facebook, May 29, 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

A Met in miniature. Outstanding, culturally diverse collections that offer something for everyone. I can't think of a single free-admission museum on the East Coast that compares. It's truly one of the great museums in America.

Kevin Mark Lodie
Facebook, October 28, 2017