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Yale University Art Gallery

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Address: 1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2301
Phone Number: 203-432-0600
Fee: No

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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Lucky New Haven to have this art gallery!

We in New Haven are so lucky to have this FREE art gallery in our midst to be able to stroll in and take advantage of this beautiful (recently renovated) and impressive (given... read more

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We in New Haven are so lucky to have this FREE art gallery in our midst to be able to stroll in and take advantage of this beautiful (recently renovated) and impressive (given its size) collection. Don't miss it if you're in the neighborhood!

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

Impressionists, old masters, Pollock, the gallery has a vast array of treasures. Spend an afternoon, a day, or a year discovering each floor and wing. From Coins to mosaics from ancient villas you will be fascinated. Take a break and have a bite nearby and return for another look. Expose the kids to a few famous paintings that they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The collection is outstanding. After lengthy renovation the Gallery seems to be second to none. The breath, the organization, the information and of course an absolutely outstanding old , ancient, middle ages and modern art are shining and offer an absolutely enchanting experience with no entrance fee.Must see and worth a special trip from New York City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside, you can find so many precious artworks of famous painters all around of the world. And also you can discover american art history in depth. The contemporary art gallery was inspirational. I also recommend you to spend some time for African and Asian art gallery. African masks are really worth to see. And admission is free. ( for such... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Yale Art Gallery is a must see! From the spectacularly superb - both inside and out - setting to the special, free events open to the community and the supportive, knowledgeable staff, this site is a true winner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best art galleries I ever seen. The statues of Buddha, Vishnu and others were awesome. Specially I was awestruck by the African culture art. A very nice place to visit. Just have enough time for this place.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yale Art Gallery is free and has wonderful exhibits and a great collection. Highlights are the architecture of Louis Kahn with a beautiful view of New Haven from the roof (when not closed for changing exhibits), Japanese, European, and American art. There are wonderful exhibits of furniture and art work include paintings by Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir and... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yale Art Gallery will surprise you with its extensive art gallery of many periods. It's atmosphere is very relaxing as you view ancient to modern art. Clean, cool, well lit. Seats purposely placed to aid in comfort and viewing. Well worth the trip. Easy to get to in New Haven on Chapel Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection is a don't-miss for art lovers. The pieces are so well-chosen and the lighting is great. New Haven is fortunate to have this gallery and the British collection available to them. I'll want to come here again if I'm nearby. Note: If you have a slender backpack-style purse that converts to an over- shoulder purse, make that conversion... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with my tow teenagers. There is no admission charge. The art covers ancient Middle East, Greece, major European painting, American painting, as well as some Asian and African. This is a superb museum and one that I don't think has the public recognition that it merits. Clean restrooms. Only negatives are that the book shop is anemic and... More 

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