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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.

Open to All

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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Adam Rose ’81 and Peter McQuillan at the Yale University Art Gallery

December 5, 2023

Preserving Art for Posterity

A Yale College alumnus finds inspiration in Yale’s art collections—and helps them grow.
Paintings stored vertically on screens at Yale’s Library Shelving Facility in Hamden

August 15, 2023

Making Art Accessible

A gift from Mary Jo and Ted Shen ’66 supports a significant relocation of works of art belonging to the Yale University Art Gallery
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