A Day at the Museum - Yale Art Gallery

A Day at the Museum - Yale Art Gallery

Free admission

We alway enjoy our visit here and I thought it would be nice to explore the new wing of the Gallery.



The Yale University Art Gallery, in New Haven, Connecticut, the oldest and one of the most important university art museums in America, is in the final phase of a fourteen-year renovation and expansion that will transform the visitor experience of both the museum and its esteemed collections. The project will enable the Gallery not only to enhance its role as one of the nation’s most prominent teaching institutions but also to join the ranks of the country’s leading public art museums.

The completed renovation increases the space occupied by the Gallery from one-and-a-half buildings—the 1953 modernist structure designed by Louis Kahn and approximately half of the adjacent 1928 Old Yale Art Gallery, designed by Egerton Swartwout—to three. The project began with the critically acclaimed restoration of the Kahn building and continues today with the renovation and expansion of the Old Yale Art Gallery and the contiguous 1866 Street Hall, designed by Peter Bonnett Wight and home to the Gallery from 1866 to 1928. It unites the three buildings into a cohesive whole while maintaining the distinctive architectural identity of each.

Parking: No need to feed the meters on Sunday

Also:

Chapel-York Garage

150 York Street

New Haven 

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  • Sharon L.

    terrific!

    December 4, 2012

  • Mary Lou H.

    I was soo glad I attended! The museum was amazing!

    November 26, 2012

  • Cathy

    Thanks, Cathy! It was wonderful to see you!

    November 26, 2012

  • Vincent

    5***** Thanks Cathy

    November 26, 2012

  • Kate

    What a lovely, inspiring day.

    November 26, 2012

  • Liz

    Great to see some of the new renovations of the Yale Art Gallery and chat with folk as we experienced a beautiful museum.

    November 26, 2012

  • Earthro

    All time Greats!

    November 25, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Fantastic day! The new wing is amazing and beautiful, loved the way the gallery space is displayed and lighted. Nice to share differant view points with you all. I am truly sorry if I did not have a chance to speak to some new members, there where many new faces today, look forward to next time. Thanks to all for making it special!

    November 25, 2012

  • Carol

    Always a pleasure to attend Cathy's group

    November 25, 2012

  • Kathy

    Michelle, I sent you a reply but not sure if you received it. I didn't see my post. Bonnie & I are meeting at Manchester commuter lot at 11:30 near Tully's.

    November 25, 2012

  • Michelle

    I will be there.

    November 25, 2012

  • Bonnie

    does anyone want to car pool from Manchester commuter parking lot near the mall?
    about 1 hour drive

    November 24, 2012

    • Kathy

      Bonnie, I live near the Buckland Mall and can meet you at commuter parking lot.

      November 24, 2012

    • Michelle

      Do you guys have room for one more vi live in Manchester.

      1 · November 25, 2012

  • Cathy M

    I haven't heard from a very large number of people on Sullivans, so I have reserved a table for about 25 or so. Sullivans is actually opening up a bit early to accomidate us at 3:30. Lets all be sure to show them how grateful we are while there! Thanks all....

    November 24, 2012

    • David M.

      Hi Cathy,I'm still in NJ. I think I'm going to try to make it to Sullivan's and play it by ear for the museum.

      November 24, 2012

  • Michelle

    It wouldn't let me post under the other post. Do you guys have room for one more. I live near Main Street.

    November 24, 2012

  • Michelle

    If a spot opens up I would love to come.

    November 23, 2012

  • Michelle

    If a spot opens up I would love to come.

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like fun and I really want to join in. Any chance you can add me for the tour and Sullivan's after?

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where in the museum do we meet?

    November 22, 2012

    • Cathy M

      see in the description above, right below the place we are going and the address.

      November 22, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Sullivan's on Chapel - 1166 Chapel St, just one block up from gallery 3:30 or so.

    November 20, 2012

    • Kathy

      I would like to join the group at Sullivan's.

      November 20, 2012

  • Melissa

    I am in for gallery and following lunch!

    November 20, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Irish pub type food. But if you just want coffee or drinks that is fine too.

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • Cathy M

    Anyone who might be interested in going over to Sullivan's after our museum visit, please let me know so that I might reserve a spot for us. Sullivan's seems to be the best spot for a potentially large number of people.

    November 19, 2012

    • Julie

      I'm up for Sullivan's

      November 20, 2012

    • Beth

      I just looked it up, i'm in :)

      November 20, 2012

  • Lori T.

    One of my favorite places in the area.

    1 · November 9, 2012

    • Lori T.

      I thought I responded yes.

      November 20, 2012

  • Katie

    I'd be up for Sullivan's afterwards. Where is it?

    November 19, 2012

  • Sharon L.

    Sorry I check my personal email too late to join this event! If a spot opens up let me know.

    November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's funny I have worked at Yale for 11 yrs and never been to see the art

    November 18, 2012

  • Mary Lou H.

    Enjoy Yale art gallery, looking forward to meeting others who enjoy art there!!!!!It stimulates my artistic nature! Encourages me to create!

    November 18, 2012

  • Dorothy

    Sorry, made a mistake. Can't make it on that day :(

    November 12, 2012

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