Collection Highlights

Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832. Since that time the collection has grown to number more than 200,000 objects representing Eastern and Western cultures and ranging in date from ancient times to the present. Following are a selection of highlights from each department chosen to reflect the depth and breadth of the collection.

The Sentinel Rock, 3270ft.
A Game of Croquet
Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode)
The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Conch shell with incised designs
Uncertain denomination of Septimius Severus
Nancy Nude in White Chair
Rock Tomb or Granary Door
Tetradrachm of Antiochus VIII and Cleopatra
Standing Male Figure
"Libertas Americana" Medal
Aureus of Hadrian for Diva Sabina