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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.

Deux danseuses (Two Dancers)

2019–2020 Acquisitions

Between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, the Gallery acquired 3,700 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: Edgar Degas, Deux danseuses (Two Dancers in a Rehearsal Room), 1877–78. Aquatint and drypoint. Yale University Art Gallery, Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund

Acquisition Highlights

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.