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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 Mithras fan's dream. The Whistler exhibit was awesome, and we had an educational time in the Critique of Reason exhibit. It's free to get in, though I urge you to give at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A Mithras fan's dream. The Whistler exhibit was awesome, and we had an educational time in the Critique of Reason exhibit. It's free to get in, though I urge you to give at the door.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We looked forward to the Whistler exhibit and were not disappointed. This gallery contains a variety of items over centuries and broad categories. Our guide was excellent! Sign up for a tour.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This truly makes downtown New Haven world class. An amazing collection in a beautiful space, close to shopping and restaurants downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I could spend all day here (and often have). Most people probably have an endurance of a few hours, which isn't even close enough to see everything. There are often new exhibits and presentations, so check the web site for schedules. Parts of the museum may be closed while the exhibitions are prepared and removed, but there is so much... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Super collection...located in downtown New Haven in the complex of university of Yale. Wow beautiful architecture all around. If you have sometimes add a guided tour to this complex. The museum is 4 floor. Beautiful collection of masters and from different period and all around the world. From painting to sculpture art jewelry. Wow wow. The cherry on the Sunday... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful experience! From modern art to antiques it was a great experience. British art center across the street and fabulous restaurants nearby.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been to several Museums and Art Gallery's in the U.S. and around the world and I was extremely pleased with the quality of the objects. It is not the hugest Gallery but there is a little bit of everything. My favorites were the Asian and European art galleries. It took me about 2-2.5 hours to see everything. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

In fact i was really surprised about this college like u were walking around and u can see different faculties but the art gallery was one of the best! It was so beautiful and wonderful we will definitely come back again

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a lovely place to spend some time while visiting our son in New Haven. He took great pride in bringing us to the gallery to show us the wonderful collections housed there, in particular the Van Gogh. But even he discovered lots of new pieces he hadn't seen on previous visits. We had visited the Met museum in NY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It never ceases to amaze me how you can just wander into this place, unencumbered by crowds or an admission price, and see such an immense variety of world class art and antiquities in a compact and easy to navigate space. Living in and around New Haven, you get to feel like this is your own art collection, because of... More 

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