Yale University Art Gallery

About this Venue

The Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings, 200,000 objects, range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. The Gallery is FREE and open to the public.

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159 York Street, New Haven
Open 7am-2am on Fri & Sat, 7am-12am Sun-Thurs
Entrance at: York Street between Crown and Chapel
This structure: Centrally located for ticketed Festival events and Ideas events at the University Theatre, Iseman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale Center for British Art. More info
Rate: $5 flat rate with Festival Parking Coupon

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Street Parking

Metered street parking in downtown New Haven is available, but limited: parking in a garage with the Festival coupon is often cheaper and easier than trying to find street parking! Check all posted signs and be sure that you have paid your meter accordingly. Also check for temporary restrictions to street parking near your vehicle: summertime often brings construction to the area, and some parking regulations may be temporarily changed.

Please note: Metered parking is in effect until 9pm, Monday through Saturday. There is a 2 hour limit from 8am-5pm, and no limit after 5pm. No parking restrictions on Sunday

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Occurring at this venue

Join Gallery director Jock Reynolds for a discussion of the works on view, a history of mid-20th-century West Coast art, and a firsthand view into the transformative student/teacher relationships that flourished during this period.

Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, will discuss the third and final installation of Byōbu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens, which celebrates the beauty of nature and the festivities of the Japanese people.

Engaging original prints and paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery collection, Elisabeth (Lisa) Hodermarsky, the Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery, and Elizabeth L. Langhorne, Professor of Art History, Art Department, Central Connecticut State University, will explore the powerful formative influences, both stylistic and psychological, that these two elder masters played in Pollock’s artistic development.

Join Kate Ezra, the Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs, for a tour of this exhibition that features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change.

Related to the screening of Gloria: In Her Own Words

A gallery tour related to the subject of Nevins’ 2011 HBO Documentary film, Gloria: In Her Own Words.

Go behind the scenes of the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study, the Gallery’s working library of American furniture and wooden objects, which features more than 1,000 works from the 17th to the 21st century.


Documentary Film Screening

Gloria: In Her Own Words is Visionary Leadership Award honoree Sheila Nevins' 2011 project for HBO Documentary Films, an example of Ms.

Celebrating recipients of this year's Connecticut Governor's Arts Awards

Jack Hitt posits that the next generation is already learning to abandon (almost all) the control assumed by the once proud designated driver.

with Nicholas Dawidoff, Frank Deford, Elizabeth Alexander, and Mike Pesca

Exploring why people the world over love watching—and listening to and reading about—other people playing games.

Susan Elderkin

Susan Elderkin, a bibliotherapist at The School of Life in London and co-author of The Novel Cure, speaks on how and why to recommend books.

with Robert Post, Linda Greenhouse, and Emily Bazelon

Leading experts in First Amendment law and the Supreme Court will discuss and reflect on the issues at hand in Elevator Repair Service's new play Arguendo, and beyond.

Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro

American photographers Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro reflect on their experiences while working in England, Wales, and Ireland during the 1960s and 1970s.

Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer shares new research that tells us where we have been and where we are headed, with surprising revelations about human health.

with Charlayne Hunter-Gault

2014 marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa: Where is South Africa on today’s world stage?

Molleen Theodore, Assistant Curator of Programs, will discuss the photographs on display, the making of this student-curated exhibition, and the many performances held in the space.

Focusing on John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence and referencing written correspondence, Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, will discuss the relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.