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Yale University Art Gallery

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Address: 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
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+1 203-432-0600
Fee: No
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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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An amazing university art museum.

This is the ultimate university art museum. Much smaller and more manageable than a big-city mega-museum like the Met in NYC, but with so many classic works of art side-by-side... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the ultimate university art museum. Much smaller and more manageable than a big-city mega-museum like the Met in NYC, but with so many classic works of art side-by-side (all the better for teaching!). The (relatively) recent renovation is a joy. Did we mention: its free.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited over the holidays as we wanted to see the RI furniture collection special exhibit. WOW! This gallery is huge with fabulous works of art and other visual objects. We spent a couple of hours looking through the special exhibits and didn't even touch the permanent ones. Luckily, New Haven is close and an easy drive so we can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free art gallery is much more impressive than I expected. Ale has so much art in their archives, from famous artists all over the world, that the gallery has to rotate exhibits to get all of the pieces appropriate exposure. Go and see this gallery. It's definitely a great way to pass a cold or rainy day!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a concert and had time to go check out the museum. They have a Bosch that I was interested in seeing. Anyhow, at check in I was told that I had to put my mini knapsack into one of their museum totes in order to walk around with it. Ok, whatever. We go upstairs to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A superior way to spend several hours, The artwork is well annotated and displayed. Learning is effortless and automatic...

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have some spare time when visiting New Haven, this museum is a must! Nice collection of contemporary paintings. And what a bonus that it is FREE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This free museum is amazing. It has so many quality pictures beautifully displayed. We decided to look at it over two visits as there was so much to see. Among the more famous artists were Miró, Mondrian, Picasso, Rothko, and Lichtenstein. There was also African Art, American Art Asian Art....... Not to be missed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Fine art from all genres well displayed. There is a beautiful connection between the new galleries and the old. And it's free. What a great contribution to the community.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A terrific university art gallery with some majorly impressive major works in its collection. And it's absolutely free to the public! Can't get much better than that! The Yale Art Museum spans the gamut of ancient art to modern, textiles to art deco. It also has a number of paintings by my favorite American artist Edward Hopper outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

A university town with heritage buildings. The museums of Yale University - Peabody Museum, Yale British Art and Yale Art Gallery are worth visits. Taking a stroll in one of the most stunning campuses is worth the train ride from New York City.

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