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Upcoming Exhibitions

Franz Kline's Untitled.
  • February 25, 2022–June 26, 2022

Midcentury Abstraction: A Closer Look highlights the breadth and variety of practices in abstract art that took place around the middle of the 20th century. The exhibition is inspired by a recent gift to the Yale University Art Gallery from the Friday Foundation honoring the legacy of...

Portrait of artist Yiadom-Boakye depicted in life-size scale, outfitted in traditional English hunting garb and holding a rifle. She is posed in a lush green landscape with four dead rabbits at her feet.
  • February 25, 2022–June 26, 2022

On March 13, 2020, the Yale University Art Gallery closed its doors to the public in response to an alarming increase of COVID-19 cases being reported across the country. Within a week, nearly every cultural institution in America had followed suit. A few of these were...

Gold ring with the inscription Be true.
  • February 25, 2022–July 10, 2022

For millennia, gold’s warm glow, resistance to corrosion, and rarity have made it a preferred material for objects meant to convey prestige, authority, or devotion. Drawing on the Yale University Art Gallery’s extraordinary holdings of

Carved wooden mask depicting a richly adorned ruler on horseback carrying a sword and wearing protective amulets on his arms. Three tiers of small-scale attendant figures surround the ruler.
  • September 9, 2022–January 8, 2023

Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition is the first exhibition dedicated to the workshop of the Nigerian artist Moshood Olúṣọmọ Bámigbóyè (ca. 1885–1975). Part of a generation of Yorùbá wood carvers with flourishing...