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Yale Faculty

The Gallery’s exhibition spaces, object-study classrooms, and galleries offer rich environments for teaching and learning. All are available by reservation for Yale classes.

Course Visits

Schedule a Visit

To register your Yale course, submit the registration form at least three weeks prior to your requested visit.

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Planning Your Visit

In addition to working with many courses in the Department of the History of Art and the School of Art, the Gallery is committed to forging relationships with a wide range of departments and programs across the Yale community. Recent collaborations include sessions with courses from the Directed Studies program; the departments of African American Studies, French, Physics, and Sociology; the Law School; the School of Management; the School of the Environment; and the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Curators work with faculty to select objects, and they can consult on crafting assignments using the collection as well as provide specialized pedagogical training for your teaching fellows. To learn more about teaching with the collection, email yuag.acadaff@yale.edu.

You may also plan for your visit by searching our collection online to find out what is on view or available by appointment at the Gallery.

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Resources for Yale Faculty

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

Classrooms

Multiple object-study classrooms (OSCs) are available by reservation for use by Yale courses. Classes have used OSCs for close study of African sculpture, ancient Greek vases, American ceramics, Chinese scrolls, and much more. Each classroom is equipped with a computer, wireless Internet access, a projector, and a screen. To discuss how the Gallery’s collection can support and enhance your teaching, contact the Education Department at least two months prior to your desired session date.

Additional Resources

The Gallery maintains several archives and databases that allow for the study of specific aspects of the museum’s history and collection. The Gallery also has a robust offering of scholarly lectures, symposia, study days, and workshops each year. We are eager to develop and coordinate this programming in conjunction with courses being taught across the University, and we welcome discussions of upcoming course schedules, departmental colloquia or symposia, research emphases, and other points of mutual interest.

Online Resources

Past Academic Events