The Gallery acquires new objects each year through gift, purchase, and bequest.

2020–2021 Acquisitions

Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, the museum 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:

African Art

American Decorative Arts

American Paintings and Sculpture

Asian Art

European Art

Indo-Pacific Art

Modern and Contemporary Art



Prints and Drawings

Young male figure dressed in a brown tunic with a red cap shows a bloodied tunic to an older male figure, who is looking away and gazing up at the sky.

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