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Yale University Art Gallery

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Address: 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone Number: +1 203-432-0600
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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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One of the must see attractions in New Haven. Opens little late. On the day of our visit it opened at 11:00am. That gave us opportunity to visit British art gallery across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its on the Yale University campus, old style building, and houses some outstanding exhibits. And there is no entrance fee

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the must see attractions in New Haven. Opens little late. On the day of our visit it opened at 11:00am. That gave us opportunity to visit British art gallery across the street. Big collection of arts. Don't miss if you are in New Haven.

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with friends who wanted to see Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, an exhibition showcasing cabinets, chests, chairs and other pieces from the colonial and federal periods. This style of furniture is not a personal favourite, but I could appreciate the craftsmanship, and it was interesting to learn how Rhode Island’s economy and way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in CT and NYC recently and knew Van Gogh's "The Night Cafe" was here. Why not stop in and see this masterpiece? I figured it would be a quick visit. Wrong! Being a major art fan, I'm embarrassed to say I had no idea how good this museum is. The breadth and quality absolutely blew me away. And one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there when there was a special exhibition of RI furniture and clocks (I think it runs until January 2017), and since I grew up in RI, I was very interested to see it. Really beautiful collection, enhanced by videos showing how the furniture would have been made back in the 1800s. Unbelievable, with no power tools! Also an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible exhibit of Early American furniture from Rhode Island. An extensive collection of modern art - French impressionists, cubists, etc. We spent 3 hours in the Gallery and only covered half of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the museum while visiting my daughter. Amazing collection! We were in the museum for 3 hours and still didn't see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem has a great collection for a university gallery, and the visiting exhibits are unique. We went specifically for the Asian art and a special exhibit on 17th and 18th Century furniture from Rhodes Island, and we thought the presentation and supplemental information for both exhibits were first rate. We stayed for almost exactly an hour, but we could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best museums in the country and a true gift from Yale to the public. Free admission to all. Plan on spending the entire day. Go to Claire's for food when you get hungry and then head back to the museum for more. There are permanent exhibits and special exhibitions. Two new exhibitions are Yellowstone and Rhode Island... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Yale Art museum has it all from ancient artifacts to modern art, from historic buildings to a Louis Kahn masterpiece. The biggest downfall is that the museum has a very confusing layout over several buildings over almost 9 levels (many floors are not continuous). But it is still one of the best art museums in the country. Photography is... More 

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