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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

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

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

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

The Mesopotamian antiquities are a treasure for the museum. With a vast array of art including Indonesian, American, medieval, Asian, African, Roman, Greek, and modern art, there is something for everyone. The layout of the museum is great and allows you to browse through every single collection from history.

Declan S.
TripAdvisor, August 28, 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!!

TripAdvisor, February 23, 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

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Collection Objects
Asian Art
Louis Kahn Building
Collection Objects
Ancient Art
Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena
Exhibition Catalogues
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Modern and Contemporary Art
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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artists, Photography
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Asian Art