Yale University Art Gallery

The oldest college art museum in America with an encyclopedic collection of 250,000 objects. FREE and open to the public.

Bring the kids to the museum this Sunday, February 10, at 1:00 pm, for our monthly family program Stories and Art. Learn about art from around the world and make some of your own. Free; no registration required. Please meet by the couches in the museum lobby. In this image, museum educator Dan Jones tells a story related to Joachim Ferdinand Richardt's painting of Niagara Falls (ca.1860). #niagarafalls #americanpaintings #joachimferdinandrichardt #onview #freeandopentothepublic #storiesandart #familyprograms #storytelling #artmaking #freefamilyfun #familyday2019 #hudsonriverschool
Happy Lunar New Year! This magnificent sculpture from our Asian art collection shows a pig getting a ride in an ox-drawn cart. It was made in China during the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 C.E.), of gray earthenware. The sculpture shows traces of white slip and pigment. We wish everyone celebrating today a very happy and prosperous Year of the Pig! #yearofthepig #happylunarnewyear #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyear2019 #chineseart #ancientart #pig #earthenware #ancientsculpture #chinesesculpture #easternhandynasty This sculpture is part of the Schloss Collection at the @yale University Art Gallery, and is a gift of Simone Schloss. @yale_china @yaleoiss @yale_oia @yaleaacc @yaledailynews @yalelibrary
Happy Super Bowl Sunday to those watching #superbowl53 today! While our #gameday rituals may feel modern, a visit to the Gallery's Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual exhibition shows otherwise. Feasting, drinking, music, dancing, and prayer (#hailmarypass ?) are rituals spanning millennia. Here, a young visitor is inspired by a Greek statuette of a woman dancing from the 2nd century B.C. The art objects on view span global cultures and traditions. There are celebrations of revelry and pictorial admonitions against overindulgence, joyful objects and mournful ones. Together they represent a range of human emotions and experience, and especially a common desire to connect with the divine. Expand your #pregameritual to include art with a visit to the museum. It's open from 11:00–5:00. Admission is free. #touchdown #touchdowndance #sightsandsoundsofancientritual #ancientgreece #ancientrome #westafricanart #ancientchina #mesoamerica #neareasternart #onview #ancientegypt #godsandgoddesses #ancientrituals #superbowlsunday #superbowl2019 @yalepeabodymuseum #yalebabyloniancollection @yaleism @yaledivinityschool @yale
On Thursday, February 7, at 5:30 pm, we welcome musicians Barnaby Brown and Stef Conner to the Gallery for a special performance called Sounding Ancient Ritual. Conner and Brown entice music out of ancient archaeological remains, giving us a glimpse into musical sounds of the past. In this program, they play the aulos (a double reed instrument) and the barbitos (a stringed instrument), performing music from Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, and medieval Britain, and lending musical sounds to the sung prayers of antiquity. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund and @yale 's Institute for Sacred Music. Photo: Rory O'Bryen #ancientart #ancientmusic #aulos #barbitos #ancientgreece #mesopotamia #barnabybrown #stefconner #medievalbritain #sacredmusic @yaleism @yaledivinityschool
#behindthescenes #sneakpeek Last week we were on press with Matthew Barney's new book Redoubt at Meridian Printing in Rhode Island. The Meridian crew have a well-earned reputation for printing the finest quality art books. (They printed the Gallery's recent series with Lee Friedlander—The Human Clay—as well as Robert Adams' acclaimed 2017 release Art Can Help.) Here in the middle shot is book designer Katy Nelson checking color with Meridian's Danny Frank. The catalogue accompanies an exhibition of #matthewbarney 's new work at the Gallery next month. Redoubt is comprised of a feature-length film that traces the story of a wolf hunt in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, four monumental sculptures, more than forty engravings and electro-plated copper plates, and this artist-conceived catalogue. Redoubt's #worldpremiere weekend is just one month away! #comingsoon #artistbook #exhibitioncatalogue #meridianprinting #matthewbarneyredoubt #newhavenbeijinglondon #redoubt #yaleartgallerybooks @yalepress @haasartslibrary @yalealumnimag @yaleschoolofart #sawtoothmountains #onpress #colorproof #leefriedlander #robertadams #artcanhelp @yale @yaledailynews @yalefes
The Gallery is a magical place, and a generous space...Last Sunday we welcomed more than 1700 visitors for our annual Family Day. Yet this young artist had no trouble finding a place of his own. Make yourself at home with great art this weekend. The Gallery is open from 11–5 Saturday and Sunday. Admission is always free. Left: Robert Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic, No. 78, 1962. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist Right: Kenneth Noland, TRANS FLUX, 1963. Private Collection #freeandopentothepublic #familyday #familyday2019 #robertmotherwell #kennethnoland #elegytothespanishrepublic #chevron #contemporaryart #1960s #onview @yale
Farewell, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #334 .... We have thoroughly enjoyed our time together... Until your next installation... #sollewittwalldrawings #expandingalegacy #sollewitt #conceptualart @artifexpress Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #334 was first installed at @hayward.gallery , London, in 1980. Last year it was installed for the second time at the Gallery as part of the special exhibition "Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy," which closed on Sunday. This drawing is part of the Yale University Art Gallery collection, a gift of the LeWitt Collection, Chester, Conn., in honor of Mary Jo and Ted Shen, B.A. 1966, HON. 2001. Up next in this space: Matthew Barney's new body of work Redoubt (2016–2019), on view March 1–June 16, 2019 in New Haven, and then traveling to UCCA, Beijing, and to Hayward Gallery, London. #matthewbarney #matthewbarneyredoubt #newhavenbeijinglondon @yale @yaledailynews @yalealumnimag @gladstone.gallery
Arriving through mail slots this week—the spring 2019 issue of the Gallery magazine! It's been redesigned in look and feel, with refreshed content, including behind-the-scenes features, lots of gorgeous images, and fun new sections like From the Archives and Ask the Gallery. This issue's cover story is an exclusive interview with renowned artist Matthew Barney, who debuts his new work Redoubt at the Gallery in March. Receiving the museum magazine is a benefit of membership, so sign up today if you'd like your very own copy. You can do this online (artgallery.yale.edu/membership) or in person. Browsing copies are available in the Gallery lobby. #museummagazine #spring2019 @yaleartgallerygd #newpublication #matthewbarneyredoubt #matthewbarney #specialdelivery #freemembership #redesign #graphicdesign #spotvarnish #eyecandy #upcomingexhibition #americanglass #artconservation #readallaboutit #mailbasket #sawtoothmountains @yale @yalealumni @yalealumnimag @yaledailynews P.S. Thanks to the Gallery Member who sent us this photo! Happy reading! Magazine cover image: Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018. Production still. © Matthew Barney, courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
The #yaleartmuseums Appy Hour continues through 5:00pm today, Friday, January 25. Visit the Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art across the street to learn more about each museum's new mobile app. Enjoy refreshments, raffles, and giveaways at both locations. The audio guide offers tours of collection highlights and the museum architecture. It's a free download in the App Store and available for non-Apple devices at artgallery.yale.edu/app. We've got tech-savvy helpers through the museum ready to offer assistance. And for those who prefer a low-tech afternoon, pick up a free sketchbook and make your own art. All are welcome! @yalebritishart @yale #appyhour #happeningnow #ancientart #sculpturehall #artlovers #learnmore #freefamilyfun
The Gallery's annual Family Day is this Sunday, January 27, from 11:00am–4:00pm. Join us for #familyfun featuring art making, storytelling, tours for all ages, giveaways, and more. We've even added a tween/teen themed tour to the museum's new audio guide in honor of the occasion! Admission is free and no registration is required. Enjoy these scenes from Family Day 2018 and come to the Gallery on Sunday to create memories of your own. @yale @infonewhaven @theshopsatyale @nhfpl @newhavenregister @newhavenreads @newhavenarts @newhavenindy @willoughbyscoffee_nhv @clairescornercopia @thejuicebox_official @book_trader_cafe @atticuscafe @arethusa_farm @hartfordcourant #freefamilyfun #familyday2019
We invite you to download our new app! It's free and a fun way to learn more about the museum's architecture and collections. New content is added frequently including a museum tour designed by teens for teens just uploaded today! Join us for an app launch party tomorrow, Friday, January 25, from 12–5pm. We will celebrate with refreshments, giveaways, and raffles. Our student app experts will be posted throughout the galleries near highlight objects from the audio guide. They're equipped with giveaways and tech savvy, and you'll know them by their custom-designed #launchparty t-shirts. Be sure to also visit the Yale Center for British Art between noon and 5pm. It's a #yaleartmuseums Appy Hour extravaganza! Both museums have brand new mobile apps and we are celebrating in tandem. Admission to @yale 's art museums is always free and all are welcome at Friday's #appyhour ! Hope to see you there... #applaunch #audioguide #museumtour @yalebritishart @aamg @yaledailynews @yaleschoolofart @infonewhaven @newhavenarts @nhfpl @haasartslibrary @beineckelibrary @yalearchitecture @ctarttrail @visit_connecticut @yaleschoolofdrama @yaleartgallerygd Find both apps in the App Store or, for non-Apple devices, access them here: artgallery.yale.edu/app britishart.yale.edu/app
If you still haven't seen the special exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy, you've got 4 days left (it closes Sunday, January 27), and a prime opportunity tomorrow evening when we present a program celebrating the legacy of this pioneering conceptual artist and the publication of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné by @artifexpress. When #sollewitt created his first #walldrawing in 1968, he began a process of art making that has engaged dozens of artist apprentices and draftspersons over the past 50 years. Join us Thursday, January 24, at 5:30pm, for a conversation on the practices of LeWitt drafters, the relationship between the drafters and the evolution of the works, and the future of LeWitt's #walldrawings . John Hogan, the Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installation Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, is joined by Lindsay Aveilhé, Editor, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné; Sarah Heinemann, Senior Studio Drafter; Karen Tepaz, Studio Drafter; and Chris Vacchio, Director of Research for the #catalogueraisonné . Free and open to the public. Thursday museum hours are 10am–8pm. #closingsoon #sollewittwalldrawings #onview @yale @haasartslibrary @yaleschoolofart @yalesom @yalelawschool @thewadsworth @newhavenarts @yaledailynews @artsideasct @artspacenh © The LeWitt Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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