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Yale University Art Gallery

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Address: 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone Number: 203-432-0600
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Description: Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America...
Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings of 200,000 objects range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. FREE and open to the public. On December 12, 2012, the Yale University Art Gallery celebrated the grand opening of the renovated and expanded museum. The expanded Gallery transforms the visitor experience of both the museum and its esteemed collections. The project united the 1953 modernist structure designed by Louis Kahn, the 1928 Old Yale Art Gallery, and the 1866 Street Hall into one continuous structure while maintaining the distinctive architectural identity of each.
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There is much more than public can see!

As a member (membership is free as is admission) the gallery sends high quality materials about upcoming exhibits through the USPS and emails about current events. Really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As a member (membership is free as is admission) the gallery sends high quality materials about upcoming exhibits through the USPS and emails about current events. Really, really an amazing collection and from the materials sent to members, there is much more in storage than exhibited. For the furniture lovers among us, every Friday at 12:30pm there is a tour... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It has many different types of art . It is not to be missed you can stroll for hours in this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant art gallery, well worth a visit (which I did a few times in the year I spent in NH). A great variety of art, from ancient to modern.

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West Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful collection that spans quite a few categories and ages. I wandered in and was looking for the ticket counter and was delighted to find it was free. Good old Yale, they certainly do some things right! Interesting place top to bottom and very few folks to bump into. A definite spot to see while in New Haven

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Original building designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. One of the best place to visit around Yale University, and it's free, so if you like art and architecture you don't have any excuse not to visit.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place for you and your family to visit. Adults will really enjoy the arts but if you have school aged children they will also get a great experience there.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A diverse and interesting collection, from Ancient to modern. Find the antique furniture gallery - unusual early America decorative wares. Free and open daily except Monday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is truly a great museum. I personally love the pool table painting from Van Gogh . The roman coins are worth noting. I have visited the museum multiple times and am always enjoy it. You may want to set aside about two hours for the visit and then go to one of the restaurants in the area for a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This free Museum has a large collection of art works including primitive art from Africa and South East Asia. The American art collections are the highlight both late XIXth century and Modern Art. In contrast the European section is a bit cramped for space and somewhat disappointing . The layout of the galleries is sometimes confusing but the artworks are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What an excellent art gallery and it is free?!! This place puts the DIA (Detroit Institute of Art) to shame. I don't even typically get into art galleries but I heard all the reviews of this one and that it was free so I couldn't pass it by. There are several works from famous painters in here along with some... More 

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