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 staff members were very nice and approachable. The Gallery itself definitely lived up to all the hype—just breathtaking. Most pieces do not have red tape around them or encasings, so it’s really nice to just feel one with the art.

Samantha M.
TripAdvisor, January 8, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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