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

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.

Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast discusses and shows her drawings from The New Yorker and from her acclaimed graphic novel, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Told primarily thro

Race and democracy in the age of Ferguson

From the NSA’s mining of citizens’ personal data to the police’s use of lethal force in Ferguson, Cleveland, and Staten Island, recent events have called into question U.S.

An Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture

Mike Leigh, director of Mr. Turner, will discuss his acclaimed film with Jackie Riding, independent art historian and advisor on the film.

Last year an epidemic of Ebola erupted in West Africa.

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will discuss her lauded book Citizen: An American Lyric, an archival and curatorial project that makes present race in American life and fixes our gaze on the n

This celebration of the life and work of Frank Sinatra will explore his influence on American music and art.

Population aging in the 21st century doesn’t just affect the elderly—in fact, it is changing major aspects of our society for people of all ages. While much of the U.S.

It has been twenty years since the Festival began its annual artistic takeover of New Haven.

Learn about the life and artistic development of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, one of the most celebrated artists of the 19th century, by looking closely with exhibition curator Heather Nolin at h

Join two of the exhibition curators, Paola D’Agostino, the Nina and Lee Griggs Assistant Curator of European Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and Izabel Gass, Graduate Research Assistant, Yale Uni

A Close Look at the Collection

Join us for an in-depth, close look at works in the collection.

Join our educators for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and encyclopedic collection.

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.

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.