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Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2301
+1 203-432-0600
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Four floors of amazing art plus a great staff.

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~ Naomi Williams “Kindness... read more

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A Gem of a Museum! A top activity in New Haven

A truly delightful museum covering art from pretty much all corners of the globe and many artistic... read more

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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 yesterday

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~ Naomi Williams “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain I am grateful and thankful that Mrs.Reynolds and Mr. Dunn work at this...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly delightful museum covering art from pretty much all corners of the globe and many artistic periods. Delightful tours given by Yale student with a thematic focus. You’re encouraged to carry a little stool do you can sit and gaze upon your favorite piece....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on our way up to Rhode Island and decided to make a stop in New Haven for lunch and to visit this art gallery. We weren't expecting much since we figured it was just a university museum but we were so wrong. Very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this museum because it was very easy to see everything in a couple of hours. We were there on a Sunday and it was not crowded. The exhibits were all interestign

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yale University Art Gallery collection is good and many of the paintings are recognizable to even the most casual art enthusiast but what makes this gallery (they call it a gallery but it's closer to a museum) truly worth visiting is the building(s) itself....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially, I did not expect much of the gallery, knowing it's a "university" gallery with free admission. But man, was I wrong! This is a true arts museum, with an enviable collection of art on four floors, and it's organized very well. Come and see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the free public tour of Yale. Tours are at 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday. It starts at the vIsitor Center on Elm Street. The tour lasts an hour and 25 minutes and requires extensive walking and steps. Not suggested for those...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you see “Open to the public. Free admission” at the door anyone will drop the expectation. I was in absolute pleasant surprise! The galley was very well kept, very spacious and all items were well displayed. I was so amazed to have seen Claude...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the size of this museum considering it's free to the public. There’s four floors which covers African, Contemporary and Modern, European, Asian and early American art as well as some special exhibits which were featured at the museum. There's some...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a very nice gallery, free of charge. Had some painting from the days of Queen Elizabeth. I would recommend.

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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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Juan M
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Yes, I would think so. This is a well equipped, modern urban hotel. But ask them!
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Response from KTHD65 | Reviewed this property |
They say that they have a limited number of wheelchairs available, so if you plan ahead, I'm sure they can accommodate you.
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