Recent Acquisitions

The Gallery acquires new objects each year through gift, purchase, and bequest. Our acquisitions lists allow scholars, students, and the public to keep current with our growing collections and discover new artworks to assist them in teaching, learning, and research.

Reuben Showing Jacob Joseph's Bloodied Tunic

2020–2021 Acquisitions

Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, the Gallery acquired over 1,200 works of art. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some cataloguing data may be incomplete; research is ongoing and information will be added as it is available. View acquisitions by department:

Image: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Reuben Showing Jacob Joseph’s Bloodied Tunic, 1655. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Richard L. Feigen, B.A. 1952

Selected Recent Acquisitions

Acquisitions Lists Archive

From the late 1940s through 2009, almost every issue of the annual Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin included a full list of the museum’s acquisitions for the year. Since 2010, the acquisition lists have been published digitally to make information about the collection more broadly accessible and contribute to the University’s efforts to increase sustainability and conserve natural resources. Order back issues of the Bulletin from the Museum Store.

To view past acquisitions lists, click on the PDF links.