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Collection Highlights

Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832. Since that time, the collection has grown to number more than 250,000 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 Artist's Garden in Giverny
Elizabeth Storer Smith (1726–1786)
Waves #1
Christian Processional Cross
Lobed Ewer
Head, originally from a Figure, reused as a Pendant
Reclining Young Woman in Spanish Costume
Hero and Leander
Femme assise (Seated Woman)
Self-Portrait/White ink
Albino sword swallower at a carnival, Maryland
Coin of Gallienus, Emperor of Rome from Temenothyrae