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October 14, 2020

Read fascinating stories about the Gallery’s collection, written by the people closest to it. Learn how conservators treated important paintings by Guercino and Helen Frankenthaler.

Fall 2020 Magazine
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Conservation

August 19, 2020

Infrared photography is an extraordinarily valuable technique for detecting preparatory underdrawings in paintings where the underdrawing is executed over a white priming with a medium containing carbon, such as ink, charcoal, or paint made with a carbon pigment.

Infrared Examination of Botticelli's Virgin and Child
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Photography

June 29, 2020

A recent gift of 27 photographs from Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962, feature artists and subjects from across Central and South America.

Gift of Latin American Photographs
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Photography

June 24, 2020

In 2018 the Gallery acquired an outstanding collection of over 700 photographs by the acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt (1930–2018), who devoted his life to documenting his country and its people.

David Goldblatt: A Life in Photography
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Other

May 28, 2020

Are you a jigsaw puzzle fan? The Gallery has recently added several online puzzles of well-known artworks from our collection to the Jigsaw Planet website. It’s free and easy to play.
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
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American Paintings and Sculpture

May 25, 2020

Have you ever wondered what a painting would sound like if you could be inside the picture?

Playing Images: “The Silver Moon”
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Other

May 12, 2020

A free set of nine virtual backgrounds of the Yale University Art Gallery is now available for download and use with Zoom.

Free Zoom Backgrounds of the Gallery
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African Art

March 20, 2020

The Gallery has acquired a number of impressive African textiles in recent years, and an exceptional prestige cloth from Nigeria is a notable addition to the collection.

Prestige Cloth
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Numismatics

February 24, 2020

A selection of Viking coins from the first half of the 10th century is now on view in the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery.

Viking Coins from England
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Conservation

January 31, 2020

Gallery conservators conducted a technical examination of a Power Figure (Nkisi N’kondi), a masterpiece of the Yale University Art Gallery collection.

Technical Analysis of a Kongo Power Figure
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Asian Art

January 10, 2020

The current installation in the Asian art galleries, on view through May 2020, highlights the gift and promised gift of a group of Japanese surimono prints from Virginia Shawan Drosten and Patrick Kenadjian, B.A. 1970.

The current rotation in the Shen Family Gallery of Asian Art
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Prints and Drawings

October 24, 2019

Recently installed in the modern and contemporary art galleries, Dieter Roth’s 6 Piccadillies (1970) pushed the boundaries of screenprinting technologies of the time.

Dieter Roth, 6 Piccadillies, 1970
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Ancient Art

October 8, 2019

A recent reorganization of the Mary and James Ottaway Gallery of Ancient Dura-Europos allowed for the installation of several works of art that had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Sculpture from Dura-Europos Returns to the Gallery
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Modern and Contemporary Art

August 8, 2019

A year-long installation highlights 18 works by Indigenous women artists from the recent gift of Patti Skigen, LL.B. 1968.

Pueblo Women’s Ceramics from the Patti Skigen Collection
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Modern and Contemporary Art

July 15, 2019

On view from August 16 through December 8, 2019 in the Jane and Richard Levin Study Gallery, this installation presents a large-scale work, Boiler Room, London Studio, by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, M.F.A. 1997).

Do Ho Suh: Boiler Room, London Studio
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Asian Art

June 19, 2019

On view from June through November 2019, the current rotation of objects from the Asian Art collection explores the role played by court and commercial workshops in the dissemination of motifs in Islamic paintings and textiles.

The current rotation in the Shen Family Gallery of Asian Art
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Numismatics

March 4, 2019

Now on view in the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery is a selection of Arab-Byzantine coins, part of an extraordinary collection given to the Gallery in 2016 by Nobel Laureate and Yale alumnus Murray Gell-Mann, B.S. 1948, Hon. 1959.

Arab-Byzantine Coins
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Photography

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
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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
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Numismatics

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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