SPECIAL ADVISORY: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the Yale University Art Gallery is closed to the public, including all Yale ID holders, until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Planning Your Visit

The Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for teaching and learning with the collection this fall. Following Yale University’s COVID-19 protocols, we can accommodate in-person group and class visits for Yale ID holders approved to be on campus. Faculty and students from other colleges and universities are welcome to visit individually during our public hours by reserving a free ticket for a given day. We encourage you to contact us about virtual-teaching resources at yuag.acadaff@yale.edu.

Images of many of our artworks are available for download through our collection search.

Resources for Faculty and Students

Nolen Center Library

The Nolen Center Library is the heart of the Gallery’s Nolen Center for Art and Education. The library houses a focused collection of books, exhibition catalogues, articles, documents, and databases related to the highlights of our museum, and it is open to all visitors. These holdings will be of interest to instructors planning to teach with our collections, as well as to students completing assignments at the Gallery. The library is open to all, with staff available to guide research and answer questions.

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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