Yale University Art Gallery

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Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings of more than 250,000 objects range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. Spanning a block and a half of the city of New Haven, Connecticut, the Gallery comprises three architecturally distinct buildings, including a masterpiece of modern architecture from 1953 designed by Louis Kahn through which visitors enter. The museum is free and open to the public.
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doodel99
Hooksett, NH11 contributions
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This was a particularly welcome cool air conditioned respite in a hot midsummer day. As a bonus the admission was free. The museum itself is artistic architecture. But the best part is the many pieces by the masters (Monet, Degas, Calder, Mondrian and many others in a smallish museum that one can tour in a few hours. And there were many othe collections starting with ancient treasures from Egypt. An impressive collection for a university! Makes me realize how many wealthy Yale alumni there must be! I was grateful to enjoy the fruits of their collections.
Written July 29, 2022
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John M
New York City, NY574 contributions
Couples
I can't recommend this place highly enough. For one, it is free. Secondly, the collection is world class - from Dutch masters (I particularly enjoyed the works on display from Bosch and Bruegel) to the impressionists (van Gogh). There is also an amazing selection of American art, including paintings from Bierstadt. We went on a Sunday afternoon in winter and the museum was not particularly crowded, which was also nice. We were also able to park right in front without an issue.
Written February 16, 2020
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Steven S
Middleton, MA16 contributions
There is lots to see in this expansive museum on Chapel Street in New Haven. Particularly loved the Place, Nations, Generations exhibit. Featuring Indigenous peoples' art. Masks. Robes. Tapestries. Bowls from Pueblo and Ute people. At 1:30 PM on Saturdays art students from Yale lead 1-hour tours, focusing on three exemplary pieces. The guide asks questions. The visitors answer, and the guide amplifies on our observations. Free admission.
Written March 3, 2020
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Heatherbelle73
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Family
My nieces and I stopped here on our way to Hartford. The collection at the gallery was wonderful and the girls (14 & 16) enjoyed it immensely. If in the area, it's about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and I don't think you'll be disappointed if you're a connoisseur. We love art museums, and for a college collection, it's really good.
Written July 21, 2021
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Githoniel
25 contributions
The Yale University Art Gallery has a wide-ranging collection dating from Ancient Greece and Rome up to the current day. Whether you like Impressionism or Native American art, you will find this museum well worth the visit. In addition to its permanent collection, the Yale University Art Gallery frequently hosts temporary exhibits.
Written January 7, 2020
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Vitor Possebom
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Friends
It is a free museum that displays collections from different cultures. In particular, the Asian and African collections are super interesting. In the top floor, there is always a new collection and I always learn something cool when I visit there. There is also a sculpture garden that is super relaxing in a warm day.
Written January 16, 2020
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JTC
Sherman, CT13 contributions
Friends
What a delight as you walk around a beautiful building that is highlighted with 100's of spectacular paintings. We found many small surprises that added to the reward of the visit. Easy parking and great places to eat all around.
Written January 18, 2020
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nycmom22
New York City, NY2,653 contributions
Couples
We went for the special exhibit on gold. We went through the modern and contemporary holdings. Outrageous wealth of pieces by prominent artists. One would think there would be a Justine Casteel, but there wasn’t. Ancient treasures too. Friendly, helpful guards, and lots of them. Cafes across the street.
Written March 18, 2022
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expansiveworld
Duluth, GA73 contributions
Beautiful museum. Iconic Yale building. I didn't realize it would be such a large collection. Several floors. We loved the impressionist collection. The building itself inside is just lovely. Wish I could've had enough time to go to the top floor and see the modern collection. Must visit in New Haven.
Written September 21, 2021
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Hendrik W
Chicago108 contributions
Couples
A relatively large (and free) university art museum that absolutely amazed during my visit. Beyond its most famous piece (The Night Café, by Vincent van Gogh), the museum houses several excellent works from the likes of Gaugin, Hopper, Degas, Miro, Picasso, Manet, Rothko, and Lichtenstein.

A visit to New Haven isn't complete without a quick perusal (or a lengthy meandering) at this museum.
Written August 6, 2013
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Yale University Art Gallery is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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