Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. Yale University Art Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • It's still one of the best university museums in the country but their Mesoamerican exhibit is getting smaller and smaller. Within the past 10 years or so it decreased from a few-room to a one room... 
    It's still one of the best university museums in the country but their Mesoamerican exhibit is getting smaller and smaller. Within the past 10 years or so it decreased from a few-room to a one room...  more »
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  • Yale University Art Gallery is a great museum to visit if you want to see beautiful art in a very nice setting, and it is all free. The only negative during our visit was the museum is still requiring masks to be worn while inside the museum. The museum has a good range of art from ancient to contemporary and it is very nicely displayed. The staff is friendly and helpful too.
  • Wow! An absolute recommendation from me! What a wonderful museum. From the friendly staff, to the amazingly curated collection, it was a fantastic visit. Super clean, modern and relevant. Oh, and it's free! You'll need two or three visits to see it all and do it justice but our 2.5 hours there were well spent and will be back!

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