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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.

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We are celebrating our 50,000 Instagram followers this week with a special in-Gallery giveaway! Come to the museum this weekend (through Sunday, September 23) and stop by the Information Desk in the museum lobby. Show us an Instagram post where you've tagged the Gallery or simply show us that you're one of our 50k followers, and pick up a free sketchbook. Choose from two different cover images—either Vincent van Gogh's Night Café or Edward Hopper's Western Motel. Be sure to visit both of these paintings while you're here! Thank you to all the #artlovers who follow us and who appreciate the Gallery's collection, programs, architecture, and people. We appreciate you! #artforall #freeandopentothepublic #freeadmission #socialmediamilestone #50000followers #thankyou #giveaway #edwardhopper #vincentvangogh #nightcafe #westernmotel
Thursday, September 20—Tonight's the night! Join us at 5:30 pm for Laurence Kanter's lecture "Rediscovering Leonardo da Vinci," followed by a reception and book signing. Currently on view at the Gallery, the exhibition Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio's Studio explores Leonardo da Vinci's early career as an independent artist in Florence and his apprenticeship there with the master sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Recognizing the collaborative nature of most of the works of art emerging from Verrocchio's studio, Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator and the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, has identified nine paintings as wholly or in part by Leonardo, shedding new light on the production of both of these groundbreaking artists. This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors to the lecture hall open at 4:30 pm. The museum is open until 8:00 pm tonight. #leonardo #leonardodavinci #leonardodiscoveries @yale @yaleschoolofart #arthistory @haasartslibrary @yalebooks @yalebritishart @yalearchitecture @yalelibrary @infonewhaven @newhavenarts @yaledailynews @stmyale @kofc_official #italianrenaissance #italianart #florence #andreadelverrocchio #lorenzodicredi #annunciation @jacquemartandre @museelouvre @worcesterartmuseum
We are celebrating the #socialmediamilestone of surpassing 50,000 followers on Instagram! Thank YOU for being part of our international audience of #artlovers ! You keep us inspired to deliver great content including #sneakpreviews and #behindthescenes images and videos. In gratitude, we are offering a special giveaway all this week (starting today, Tuesday, September 18 through Sunday, September 23, 2018). Come to the Gallery and tag us on an Instagram post during your visit. Stop by the Information Desk in the museum lobby and show us your post to get a free mini sketchbook. Choose from two cover designs—one depicting a detail of Vincent van Gogh's Night Café (1888) and the other a detail of Edward Hopper's Western Motel (1957). Both iconic paintings are on view at the Gallery. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm; Thursday until 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 11–5. This celebratory video is the creation of the talented team in the Yale University Art Gallery Graphic Design Department. #giveaway #sketchbook #sketchinginthegalleries #edwardhopper #vincentvangogh #nightcafe #westernmotel #50kfollowers #freeandopentothepublic #thankyou @yale @yaleschoolofart #weloveourfollowers #giftforyou @yaledailynews #instagramvideo #graphicdesign #50000andcounting #50kandgrowing @oddsandendsartbookfair @jesssmolinski
It's #openingweekend for our latest special exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries! It's a small show that takes a long view of a vital genre. With works dating from the mid-sixteenth century through present day, the exhibition illustrates the enduring appeal and impact of visual humor. In this photo, you can see works by Thomas Nast (1889), José Chavez Morado (1939), Victor Mikhail Arnautoff (ca. 1955), David Levine (1970), and Patrick Bruce Oliphant (1985, 1991, 1997). These artists' objects and subjects of jest or critique include the clergy and the press, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Microsoft, U.S.–Russia relations, and the business of breweries in 19th-century America. Learn more by visiting this weekend. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday 11–5. Highlights tours are offered both days at 1:30 pm. #freeadmission #newonview #openingday #seriouslyfunnycaricature #seriouslyfunny #davidlevine #patrickbruceoliphant #thomasnast #josechavezmorado #victormikhailarnautoff #politicalcartoon #caricature #mccarthyism #richardnixon #janetreno #borisyeltsin #georgehwbush #vietnamwar #americanbeer #visualhumor #satire #onview @yale @yaledailynews @yalepoliticalunion @infonewhaven @newhavenindy @newhavenarts @newhavenregister @ydnillustrations @visit_connecticut @drawingcenter @yalebritishart @yalelibrary @yaleschoolofart @hartfordcourant
The sculpture hall in the ancient art galleries is one of the most treasured spots on @yale campus. It is quite simply gorgeous at any time of day or night. The combination of exceptional art, architecture, and lighting make for a photographer's dream. Come see for yourself. Feel free to take your own pictures in this magnificent space.** Don't forget to tag us! #ancientart #ancientrome #ancientgreece #mosaic #ancientsculpture #sculpturehall #romanbusts #ancientmediterranean #duraeuropos #museumatnight #arches #egertonswartwout #artandarchitecture #pictureperfect @yale.2022 #artforall @infonewhaven #freeandopentothepublic #highlightstour @yalearchitecture #yalearchitecture **Non-flash photography with handheld cameras (including phones) is permitted throughout the museum.
Last week we offered a special sketching program in the African art galleries—part of a community open house welcoming our new director Stephanie Wiles. But you can sketch in the galleries anytime if you bring your own pencil and paper. We also have sketchbooks for sale (and free pencils) at the lobby desk, so be sure to stop by on your next visit. This rare carved tusk (elephant ivory) dates from possibly the 18th century and was made in Owo (?), Guinea Coast, Nigeria. It might have been used in the context of the court of the Awujale, king of the Ijebu, or by the Òsugbó association of elders. Only one other, fragmentary example is known; it was collected by a British commander during the capture of Benin in 1897. The style of carving here is clearly Ijebu and relates to similar stylized figures on wood carving and in brass work, while its imagery includes motifs associated with the Òsugbó. A central theme found three times on the convex ridge of the tusk is the fish-legged figure. In Ijebu, it represents Olokun, god of the sea. The inclusion of the fish-legged figure in the arts of leadership points to a relationship with Benin, where it is also a key royal symbol. #onview #africanart #elephanttusk #reliefcarving #ijebu #yoruba #nigerianart #benin #olokun #sketchinginthegalleries
Sol LeWitt was born on this day in 1928. Celebrate this pioneering conceptual artist with a visit to the Gallery to see the special exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy, on view through January 27, 2019. The Gallery is proud and honored to be the home of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Archive and study center. More than a decade after LeWitt's death, his #walldrawings continue to be installed around the world under the direction of our own John Hogan, who worked with the artist for many years. LeWitt's Wall Drawings are akin to musical scores, and with an installation crew as instrumentalists, and Hogan as conductor, they can be performed again and again—always according to the artist's vision yet unique in each incarnation. You can watch a video in the exhibition to observe #lewittwalldrawings in process with footage from our current exhibition as well as from the installation of the @massmoca #sollewitt #walldrawing retrospective. This photo captures three @yale vocalists—left to right, Emil Beckford, MY '20, Sofia Campoamor, MC '20, and Jacob Miller, JE '20—who performed vocal responses to the exhibition on Thursday evening, just one of the menu of programs at the community open house welcoming the museum's new director Stephanie Wiles. We are grateful to everyone who attended and to all the students and fellows who contributed to a wonderful evening. #freeandopentothepublic #freeadmission #sollewittwalldrawings #expandingalegacy #conceptualartist #conceptualart #paulimurraycollege #jonathanedwardscollege #morsecollege #onview #stephaniewiles #lewittwalldrawing610 #acapella @mixedcompany
Join us this weekend for a highlights tour! Led by @Yale undergraduate and graduate students, tours are offered at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. In this photo a group learns about Kerry James Marshall's Untitled painting of 2009. On the right side wall from front to back are works by David Wojnarowicz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Alex Katz. The museum is #freeandopentothepublic . #davidwojnarowicz #jeanmichelbasquiat #kerryjamesmarshall #alexkatz #andywarhol #gerhardrichter #contemporaryart #onview #artforall @visit_connecticut @visitnew_england @ct_artlist @ct_explored @ctarttrail @visitnewhaven @yale.2022 David Wojnarowicz (American, 1954–1992), When You the Invisible Cowboy, 1987. Mixed media on Masonite. Yale University Art Gallery, Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Thank you to everyone who braved the stormy weather yesterday evening to attend our community open house, when we introduced our new director Stephanie Wiles to the Yale and greater New Haven community! This view through the sculpture hall windows shows people walking along Chapel Street toward the museum's entrance. Our sidewalk café tables remind passersby that the Gallery is free and open to the public. Visit this weekend! Friday hours 10–5; Saturday and Sunday 11–5. Highlights tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm; our monthly Stories and Art family program is offered this Sunday, September 9, at 1:00. Programs are free; no registration required. #freeandopentothepublic #chapelstreetnewhaven #chapelstreet #rainy #windowview #sculpturehall #freeadmission #yaleartmuseums #umbrellas #summerthunderstorms #nightlights #bistrotables #storiesandart #highlightstour #artforall @newhavenarts @infonewhaven @yale @newhavenindy @newhavenregister @theshopsatyale #gscia #latesummer2018 @yaleschoolofart #freefamilyfun
We had to share this gorgeous and intriguing shot captured at last night's special reception for @yale.2022 (@yale first year students). Our documentation photographer Jessica Smolinski is standing in the #Asianart galleries on the second floor of the #louiskahn building where the gallery windows look out to the Wurtele Sculpture Garden and Johnathan Edwards College. Reflected in the glass is Kahn's famous #tetrahedral ceiling and a magnificent #elmtree , one of the oldest living elms in #theelmcity (#newhaven ) at more than a century old. The spotlights in the museum appear almost like stars in the night sky... #artandnature #artandarchitecture #architectureandnature #elmcity @gscia #jonathanedwardscollege #welcomestudents #backtoschool #latesummernights #tetrahedron @yalearchitecture @yaleschoolofart #insideoutside #artificiallight #stars #foliage #reflections #yaleviews @yalefes
Enjoy this #sneakpeek preview of the upcoming exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries, featuring details of an early 19th-century French lithograph "Les musards de la rue du Coq" (The Dawdlers of the Rue du Coq) by Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret. Video design and original glockenspiel accompaniment by the ever clever (and seriously talented) Yale University Art Gallery Graphic Design Department #seriouslyfunny #seriouslyfunnycaricature #caricaturethroughthecenturies #comingsoon #behindthescenes #glockenspiel #19thcentury #caricature #lithograph #pierrenolasquebergeret
Students are back in town and all week long they've been stopping by the Gallery to see what's new on view since May; to check out the #leonardodavinci exhibition; and—let's be honest—to seek respite from the heat wave in the museum's superbly air-conditioned environment. While the oppressive temperatures and humidity have yielded to fairer weather, we nevertheless invite everyone to stop by the Gallery to see early paintings by a Renaissance genius and many more delights throughout the museum. Admission is free. Weekend hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11–5 Check out Zak Rosen's review of Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio's Studio in the @yaledailynews. #leonardodiscoveries #leonardo #italianrenaissance #newonview #lorenzodicredi #andreadelverrocchio #florence #italianart #annunciation #pistoia #predella #cassone #apprentice #virginandchild #louiskahn #labordayweekend #summer2018 #heatwave #artforall #arthistory @yale
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