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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 2014
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Take at least 2 hours . And buy the book on the way out. I was very impressed with the collection. Ask for a guided tour and do not miss the beautiful hoppers and the sculpter gallery.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

When I decided to visit this museum, I did not expect to see such a great collection of art. It was such a pleasure seeing the works of Gauguin, van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Rubens, Pissarro, Hals, Warhol, Pollock just to name a few. I was pretty much walking around the museum with my jaw dropped. This is definitely a must... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful renovation of the Yale Art Gallery. Tremendous addition to the Yale visiting experience. Don't miss!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Living in New Haven I am perhaps biased but the recent redesign/renovation of YUAG landed it at the very top of my favorite galleries (and I have been to a few...). Aside from spectacular art, what makes the gallery so special is the intimate spaces, the constant architectural surprises, all complementing the art (but never competing with it) to create... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

At the Yale art gallery you can easily spend hours there. There is so much to see that you cannot see everything in one day. I have been there several times and still have not seen everything. Very educational.

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son was visiting from out of town, and we had a couple of hours to squeeze in a little fine art. They've an astounding variety of art from around the globe, but especially a collection deep in American art. The installations are smart and pleasing. I especially appreciated how the curators presented the Ancient Art collection by noting the... More

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Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was very surprised and the size and scope of the collection in the Yale Art Museum. The presentation is very well organized over several floors and buildings and easily accessible. The are many noteworthy paintings on view. The range was unexpected for me. Also, don't miss the Museum of British Art across the street. Both for free...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had an appointment, the staff were professional and on time, the reception area and side rooms/restrooms were jammed with organized tour participants so they eventually moved the large group of people out to another location which could accommodate them better. were plenty of tours.so cannot comment on an organized tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Free, welcoming, and a grand collection for a long afternoon. The architecture of the building is art in itself and the renovations have completely highlighted the structure. The curators have assembled rooms with works by all the famous painters/sculptors and the not so famous; a little bit of everything. The added bonus of jazz musician photos on the 4th floor... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Broad range of art including many originals from the European masters, as well as Asian art. Well laid out with wide walkways and excellent lighting. An absolute joy to spend 2 hours there.

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