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Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-0600
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings of 200,000 objects range from ancient... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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LaGrangeville, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is such a wonderful museum. The exhibits are on par with other larger museums and there is no charge! A must see when in New Haven!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A major renovation and expansion opened up a little over a year ago. The ancient art and sculpture is wonderful. Art from every period and corner of the world is represented and beautifully displayed. Definitely worth a visit if you are in New Haven. Free admission, but you can contribute if you like.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's not the Met, nor the Louvre, but if in New Haven and interested even a bit in art, make this a stop. On a hot day, a cold day, it's a wonderful respite. Never crowded, and with no admission charge, the YUAG is a wonderful break from a campus visit.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

World-class art gallery. Everything from Van Gogh go to Picasso and classic to modern definitely worth the trip... I saw starry night here years ago only time I ever saw it

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Recently re-opened, beautiful galleries, priceless art, convenient to our hotel, right on the edge of Old Campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great pieces, extensive collection. Well curated. Free to public. I enjoyed it immensely. Special exhibits as well as permanent collection.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I visit New Haven every 6 weeks or so and always try to stop in. It has been completely renovated and is simply a delight. Frustrating though when you plan to just stop in and do it an hour before closing, find a very fine exhibit (4th floor, design), and then are FORCED to leave. Just gotta go back.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Took a group of Senior Citizens to the Yale University Art Gallery. We enjoyed a docent led tour of a temporary exhibit, and then time on our own to peruse the museum. The museum is quite extensive and extremely interesting. Saw a Dali, Picasso and a Warhol within a short walk! What could possibly be better than that?!?! A MUST... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Any day is great for a museum visit but a chilly March day seemed even more perfect to soak up some culture and inspiration in the Yale gallery. A recent renovation has made a star out of the building, too. If you live nearby it would be a great place to make short but specific visits to each of the... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Yale University Art Gallery is a gem. The architecture alone is worth a visit, but the collections are incredible. This is not one of those little museums with one or two good things; Yale has major works of major artists, lots and lots of them. I was alternately delighted with what I was seeing and horrified that I'd never... More

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