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Vision

Activating the power of art to inspire and to create a more inclusive world.

Mission

Visitors look at artworks in the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries.

The Yale University Art Gallery collects, preserves, studies, and presents art in all media, from all regions of the globe and across time. The museum’s exceptional collection—numbering nearly 300,000 objects—is the core of its identity. It sustains and catalyzes all we do.

Founded in 1832, the Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it is a center for teaching, learning, and scholarship and is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the wider academic community, and the public. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is committed to engaging audiences through thoughtful, creative, and relevant exhibitions, programs, and publications.

Views of the Gallery

  • Young woman gazes at lithograph in Place, Nations, Generations, Beings exhibition.
  • Visitors in the Ancient Art sculpture gallery.
  • Young boy and his family work on art-making activities during a visit to the Gallery.
  • Couple in front of Monet's landscape painting of Port-Domois, Belle-Isle, with man taking a photo of the work.
  • Two women hold and examine coins.
  • Visitors in the American art galleries.