Arts Everyday Living: Yale University Art Gallery—Some Fast Facts

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YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

New Haven, Connecticut

Vincent Van Gogh, The Night Cafe, 1888, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

FAST FACTS

One of oldest university art galleries in the Western Hemisphere; established in 1832 with paintings of leading American artist John Trumbull; some 200,000 works of art today ranging from African to Early Italian to contemporary and other periods; Yale Center for British Art nearby.

Highly esteemed collection of American decorative and fine arts; known also for such icons of art as The Night Cafe.

Louis I. Kahn building considered a ground-breaking structure in museum architecture when erected in 1953; present renovation will be ending December 2012 (selected galleries open currently).

Check out insightful WHAT IS ART? section of the art museum’s website including “Questions and Controversies,” “One to One,” and “Angles on Art/Art Podcast.”

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Yale University Art Gallery

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