Colleges and Universities

Teaching from original works of art is central to the mission of the Gallery. Students and faculty from colleges and universities here in New Haven and around the world are welcome and encouraged to make use of our encyclopedic collection.

Course Visits

Schedule a Visit

College and university classes may hold sessions at the Gallery free of charge. Instructors may schedule a maximum of 3 groups of 15 students per hour (45 students total per hour) for a self-guided visit. The Gallery also offers guided course visits led by the Education Department’s teaching staff. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance, and acceptance of the reservation request is based on gallery and staff availability. Groups where the vaccination status of group members is unknown, can register for visits. All group members must wear a mask while in the Gallery, and no one who is symptomatic should attend.


Planning Your Visit

The Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public, and we encourage visits from college and university groups. Plan your course visit by first searching our collection online to find out what is on view or available by appointment at the Gallery.

Search the Collection

Resources for Faculty and Students

Study Rooms

The Gallery provides numerous dedicated spaces for teaching with original works of art. At our downtown New Haven location, the James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs contains over 35,000 works on paper, and the Bela Lyon Pratt Study Room for Numismatics makes available more than 130,000 coins, medals, and pieces of paper currency. At our West Campus location, the Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center houses a working library of over 1,300 examples of American furniture, clocks, and wooden objects. An extraordinary body of comparative material for the study of American furniture can be accessed in the adjacent Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Sack Family Archive. The Margaret and Angus Wurtele Study Center features more than 42,000 objects from across the museum’s encyclopedic collection. All of these spaces are available by appointment for individual or class sessions.

James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Bela Lyon Pratt Study Room for Numismatics

Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center

Margaret and Angus Wurtele Study Center