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

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

The Gallery is astounding. It might be my favorite collection anywhere; and the architecture of the building itself is breathtaking. But I give this review for the security guards. They were knowledgeable [about] the art, friendly, and so helpful. That stood out. They gave us information on the exhibits and smiled so we weren't intimidated by such revered pieces. Nice job, Yale.

Kate L.
Yelp, February 21, 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

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

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.

ButIRamble
TripAdvisor, April 11, 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

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

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

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Collection Objects
Indo-Pacific Art
Manuel Neri: The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper
Publication
Exhibition Catalogues, New Releases
Selections from the van Otterloo Collection
Other
Collection Objects
Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection Objects
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection Objects
Asian Art
Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio’s Studio, Early Paintings and New Attributions
Publication
Exhibition Catalogues, New Releases
Artists in Exile
Publication
Exhibition Catalogues, New Releases