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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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Exciting Precolumbian textile exhibit

We visit the Yale Art Gallery several times a year . There are always wonderful exhibits to see. August 2016 enjoy a marvelous show of Precolumbian Andean textiles. Some dating to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit the Yale Art Gallery several times a year . There are always wonderful exhibits to see. August 2016 enjoy a marvelous show of Precolumbian Andean textiles. Some dating to 3000 years ago. A whole wall of bird feather capes and loin cloths is exquisite. Don't miss the flying condors with 3D heads. Incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent Gallery and I would rate its collection as world class. It is extraordinary the quality a number if the best artists of western society that are represented. If you are in town make this a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was a wonderful place. i visit this year amazing things never seem before. hope to visit soon!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this museum. There was a wide variety of art from all over the world, which made for an interesting visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for an overnight away, my husband and I stayed in the New Haven area. We began on a Sunday morning walking the beautiful Yale campus. We then stumbled upon the Yale Art Gallery. What an incredible museum! It was a very hot day and a great break. Admission is free. The collection is impressive and diverse. I will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the campus, architecture and loved the art gallery as well. The gallery is large and expansive, with 4 floors. Its areas include: ancient art of Islam and Greece, ancient coins and medals, European Art (including some of the masters like Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh), American Art (particularly enjoyed the room of about 20 George Washington paintings), decorative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than just an art gallery, it's a gorgeous museum. Courteous, knowledgeable personnel and easy to get around. Loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. So much good stuff! Paintings, sculpture, antiquities, silver, pottery. Beautiful buildings with huge collection of important and beautiful works from Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Van Gogh's Night Cafe is here, and it's gorgeous. Lots of medieval & Middle Ages European religious art. Really exceptional

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Yale Art and the British Museum and loved both if them. They have so many interesting collections and best of all, they are free to the public. We actually went to visit the Manuscript Beinike but it is under construction. Yale staff went out of their way to bring the materials in which we were interested to... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first floor of ancient art looks amazing, the rest is kind of boring colonial style & modern art, but art majors might be interested in it.

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