We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Yale University Art Gallery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2301
Phone Number: 203-432-0600
Website
Fee: No
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 594 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 482
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Fantastic Art Gallery!

Did not disappoint!! Stop in, give yourself enough time to really absorb all that this Gallery has to offer!! 4 floors-special exhibitions, well known artists, well preserved and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marcey D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

594 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 548: English reviews
Level Contributor
78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not disappoint!! Stop in, give yourself enough time to really absorb all that this Gallery has to offer!! 4 floors-special exhibitions, well known artists, well preserved and displayed artifacts, expertly curated!!! Plus it's Free-so give a donation:)

Helpful?
Thank Marcey D
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lost track of how many museums I've been to around the world and but this is easily now one of my favorites. The curation makes all the difference. The collection spans from ancient to modern and african to european across three newly renovated buildings. Something for every taste with a focus on quality over quantity. A 2 hour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vastvedt
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an absolute treasure and admission is free every day of the week. It's easy to get lost in all their fabulous treasures and there is always someone around more then happy to explain any object. Love,loved, loved the experience and will definitely go back many times over

Helpful?
1 Thank Barbara S
Level Contributor
74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have some incredible artwork to see the building itself is exquisite. It is a must visit in New Haven!

Helpful?
Thank Adeel Z
Nashua, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I Recently attended the free Symposium, Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 at Yale University. It was interesting and I learned a few things. Amazingly, there were well over 100 people. The most surprising thing to me was the museum itself. Wonderful! Museum has four different floors across three buildings. Highlight for me was an ancient Mayan... More 

Helpful?
Thank corsha1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very exciting exhibition of ancient culture of South America. The exhibition contains waved materials which leave you with your mouth open. Fantastic patterns, textures, colours with a strong sense of timeless design. Could not recommend enough.

Helpful?
Thank bikerhotbear
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yale Art Gallery has a wonderful array of artwork and artifacts to study and enjoy without being too overwhelming.

Helpful?
Thank Minvac
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a unique lecture that combined the talents of a superb docent and a wonderful string quartet that taught us the value of combining art and music. The music enhanced what we saw in the paintings. It was amazing. The art work that we passed on our way to this lecture on the 2nd floor was most impressive... More 

Helpful?
Thank HelvetiaCH
Derby, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up in this area and the Art Gallery was always a great and interesting place to visit. Also there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance..can make a full day if you like to shop The heart of Yale shopping is only Two blocks away...

Helpful?
Thank korchana
North Branford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this gallery is one of the best in the greater New Haven area. Admission was free and the facility was not crowded. This was a very peaceful, relaxed way to spend an afternoon. Parking was in the street, and I had to walk some distance to reach the gallery.

Helpful?
1 Thank Frank G

Travelers who viewed Yale University Art Gallery also viewed

 

Been to Yale University Art Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yale University Art Gallery and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Yale University Art Gallery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?