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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.