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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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A wonderful place to Viw Art

I have been visiting this places every couple of months since l970 , But then New Haven is where I live so its easy. Just love this place. Hard to park near it though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Outstanding pieces of art. Very diverse pieces of art . Not too large of a gallery. Something for everyone to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting this places every couple of months since l970 , But then New Haven is where I live so its easy. Just love this place. Hard to park near it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This art gallery is so surprising....the exhibits are diverse and the building itself is extraordinary. The staff is helpful, the docents knowledgeable, I have gone many times with school groups and they handle them we'll while still seeing that the kids soak up as much art appreciation as possible. Easy to get to and always free, nice bonus!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This collection is top notch with many of the most famous artists. There are some better at museums, but not better for the cost (yay! Free!). Certainly worth the stop. Watch the area outside, though, we were pestered by several homeless folks while looking for a lunch option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Some world class art in a very fine building. Diverse set of collections, we preferred the American painters and contemporary art exhibits, but it's all good. Open to all in the middle of campus - enjoy!

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Brewster, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were here to see the current Whistler exhibition, it was very well put together, not only Whistler but a selection of other artists for good historical reference. We had time to explore the rest of the collection before we had to get back on the road. This is not a huge museum, but a world class of selection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The varied and extensive collection of art is incredible. The museum is free and open to the public. It would be easy to spend a long afternoon or morning here. It was a highlight of my trip to New Haven.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a very interesting gallery where many artworks of globaly well known artists are exhibited. It is free to public and it is situated at Yale University, so visitor can also see the beautiful neo-gothic buildings of Yale. To be honest I didnt expect to find such a big and interesting gallery in a small town like New Heaven.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Yale University Art Gallery completed wall to wall renovations in 2012, about which the the New York Times wrote then, "museums huge and tiny but few at the harmonious in-between scale of this one" (http://tinyurl.com/lwoccre). This is the country’s oldest university art museum, composed of three historic, adjoined buildings representing decidedly different times and architectural styles. They are Street... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Free art museum with excellent variety and some depth. (Lots of Trumbull, of course.) The gift shop is almost non existent, however. Special exhibits FREE as well. Takes about 2 hours to do a minimal walk through, probably 3 hrs to give it its due.

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