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Yale University Art Gallery

Sharing a World-Class Collection

Giving to the Yale University Art Gallery ensures excellence now and for generations to come. Gifts help the Gallery offer free admission, free public programs, and free tours for school groups, Yale students, and the public. Your support enables the Gallery to acquire thought-provoking works of art, create exhibits that cross cultural and historical boundaries, and explore the rich traditions of humanity’s artistic heritage for new insights.

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Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it collects, preserves, studies, and presents art in all media, from all regions of the globe and across human history. A center for teaching, learning, and scholarship, the gallery is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the public, and the world. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is committed to engaging audiences through thoughtful, creative, and relevant exhibitions, programs, and publications.

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Detail of the abstract oil painting "Color perspective (Horizontal)"

September 9, 2021

Preservation and Access

Yale’s constellation of museums and libraries is unrivaled. Advances in technology offer a remarkable opportunity to share our collections in new ways.
Entrance to the Yale University Art Gallery

August 2, 2021

Midcentury Masterpieces Come to Yale University Art Gallery

A recent gift from the Friday Foundation has brought additional works by Mark Rothko and Franz Kline to the Yale University Art Gallery.
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