Ancient Art

February 18, 2019

The recently reinstalled Mary and James Ottaway Gallery of Ancient Dura-Europos offers a new perspective on this ancient city, located on the Euphrates River in present-day Syria.

Extraordinary Artworks from Dura-Europos
Asian Art

January 14, 2019

Due to the fragility of Asian paintings and textiles, the west side of the museum’s second-floor Asian art galleries, where these objects are displayed, is rotated every May and December.

New Displays of Asian Paintings and Textiles
Prints and Drawings

January 11, 2019

This small but commanding collage by Kara Walker dates to about 1994 and is one of her first compositions to feature the silhouettes that have since become synonymous with her name.

Kara Walker, Untitled, ca. 1994
Modern and Contemporary Art

October 2, 2018

This spring a new installation in the contemporary art galleries highlights the work of numerous female artists from the museum’s collection.


September 10, 2018

The Gallery recently received a gift of 64 prints by the 20th-century American photographer Milton Rogovin, including 39 works from his Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York series.

Milton Rogovin, Untitled, from the series Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York, 1973
Art of the Ancient Americas

June 22, 2018

An exceptional ceramic censer lid, recently donated to the Art of the Ancient Americas collection, graces the entryway of the newly reinstalled Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Gallery.

Censer Lid with a Figure in a Bird Costume, Guatemala, probably Escuintla, Teotihuacan style, A.D. 400–650

June 12, 2018

To mark the centennial of the end of the First World War, numismatic material from both sides of the conflict is now on view in the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery.

The Sinking of the “Lusitania” (reverse), France, 1918
Modern and Contemporary Art

June 1, 2018

Two newly acquired works by iconic light artist Robert Irwin, now on view in the Jane and Richard Levin Study Gallery, have transformed the museum’s holdings of contemporary art.

Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1969
European Art

May 3, 2018

A selection of important medieval and Byzantine paintings, sculpture, and functional objects is now on view in the Mimi Gates Study Gallery, on the first floor of the Old Yale Art Gallery building.

New Gallery for Medieval and Byzantine Art

April 2, 2018

Stephanie Wiles has been named the next Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery by President Peter Salovey.

Stephanie Wiles Named Next Director of the Gallery
American Decorative Arts

March 16, 2018

A new installation presents 16 pieces of American studio jewelry from the 1930s to the present day, drawn from a promised gift of Toni Wolf Greenbaum.

American Studio Jewelry from the 1930s to the Present Day
Asian Art

August 25, 2017

The Asian art galleries will be closed to the public beginning Monday, August 28 for expansion and reinstallation. They will reopen to the public on Friday, October 27.

Asian Art Galleries Closing for Expansion and Reinstallation