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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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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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After its renovation a couple of years ago, the Yale Art Gallery matches up with any outstanding smaller museum. Because it is a teaching museum, there are lots of tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After its renovation a couple of years ago, the Yale Art Gallery matches up with any outstanding smaller museum. Because it is a teaching museum, there are lots of tours, sketching activities, lectures and other events. It has a little bit of everything incuding classical sculpture, European paintings, a great contemporary collection snd lots of special exhibits. Outstanding! Larry Hall

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Galleries are well-organized, well lit and provide representations of art from around the globe, and across thousands of years. Galleries are free to the public (donations welcome) and have many special exhibits that change throughout the year. Building has undergone significant renovations over last few years and is spectacular both inside and out.

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend the better part of the day yesterday experiencing this great institution. I had never been there before and never realized what treasures this museum contains. It encompasses three buildings with four floors of paintings, sculpture, coins, artifacts and decorative arts. There is no admission fee. It is situated on Chapel St., on the southeastern end of the campus.... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a native of Connecticut and had never heard of the Yale University Art Gallery. My wife and I were looking for a New Haven restaurant for lunch and saw this noted on a map of downtown. We decided to do lunch first and then stop by the Gallery for an afternoon. We parked across the street behind the Yale... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a handsome museum with an outstanding collection of art from ancient to modern. The art is well displayed and the building is very attractive and well maintained.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the beautiful architecture of the entire building, you will be surprised at the excellent curation of the collections. The museum is also free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't matter why you go to an Art Gallery - this one is sure to have the one thing you LOVE. For me it is the paintings of the Renaissance era. The area is painted a deep purple and I feel the stress just melt away the minute I enter. Art and artifacts that will blow your mind -... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yale Art Gallery can compete with a National museum with the great pictures that they have: Monet, Seurat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rubens, Kandinsky.... Even the modern art figures are amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building that houses the art gallery is beautiful and a joy to walk around. The Art collections are diverse and impressive. It is free to the public. You are able to spend an hour or two or more just walking and sitting around soaking up all the Art and history that is there. The attendants are also very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Yale Art Gallery is one of the best places to take a day or a few hours- strolling quietly through the maany different floors and rooms. It leads to great conversations and even greater reflections. Definitely worth utilizing the visual delights there to perhaps encourage a budding romance. :)

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