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Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2301
+1 203-432-0600
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Outstanding collection!

We had not expected such a large and diverse collection of art. Floor after floor of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy B
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Blue Springs, Missouri
Desination Museum

Definitely plan to spend time here... easy to navigate through... collection is impressive and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RBCT
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New Haven, Connecticut
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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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1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had not expected such a large and diverse collection of art. Floor after floor of exhibits confined to delight! I wish we had been able to spend more time at the Gallery!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely plan to spend time here... easy to navigate through... collection is impressive and accessable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I visited the Gallery for the second time in a year and a half. I live and work in New York, so I cannot visit as often as I’d like. My main reason for visiting today was the exhibit titled Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio’s...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

That is a relatively large museum for a small city. It is packed with wonderful masterpieces. You can see a Van Gogh and Kandinsky and Picasso and Pollock and other great masters in adjacent halls. You do not need to go far, it's all there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb,you need more than one day. The well choreographed exhibits exceeded my expectations. Beautifully transported through time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the entrance fee is free, the quality and the numbers are amazing. Actually I like more than Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

1  Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only reason why the museum got a 3 is because the security staff literally followed you from one exhibit to the next. I know that there are protocols for museum security however, if it makes the experience uncomfortable then it's no good. Other than...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

You need at least two days to see this beautiful museum. Fabulous for such a small town Museum. Beautifully displayed and presented artworks

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

The immensity and scope of the collection at the Art Gallery reminded me of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York City, albeit on a smaller scale. They had art from the Ancient Americas from Mexico to the Andes, from the Ancient Mediterranean, from Africa,...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Renovated in 2012, the museum is now a beautiful space, combining a modern Louis Kahn building with a Gothic Yale building. The collection covers many cultures and periods with gems from each. They have an large number of Picassos and some lovely Hoppers, just as...More

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Response from jocelynd102 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Parking is available on the street and also garage parking is available. No problem with parking. There is an app “Parkopedia “ that is fabulous. I used it all over France and the US. It gives you driving directions to... More
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October 4, 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is located on Chapel Street in New Haven and the is near the corner of York Street. There is either street parking or a parking lot you might be able to pay to get into another block up York Street (indoors) or... More
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Yes, I would think so. This is a well equipped, modern urban hotel. But ask them!
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