Yale University Art Gallery

Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-6, Thursdays 'til 8 September-June. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

One of the oldest college art museums in the world, the Gallery was founded in 1832 when patriot-artist John Trumbull gave over 100 of his paintings to Yale College. Trumbull’s original paintings of the American Revolution are now joined by an encyclopedic collection of objects that range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. FREE and open to the public.


View of the ancient art galleries, Yale University Art Gallery. Photo: © Elizabeth Felicella, 2012