|Location||1111 Chapel St., "New Haven, Connecticut|
|Director||Jock Reynolds (2016)|
The Yale University Art Gallery houses a significant and encyclopedic collection of art in several buildings on the campus of "Yale University in "New Haven, Connecticut. Although it embraces all cultures and periods, the gallery emphasizes early Italian painting, African sculpture, and "modern art.
The Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest university art museum in the western hemisphere. The gallery was founded in 1832, when patriot-artist, "John Trumbull, donated more than 100 "paintings of the "American Revolution to "Yale College and designed the original Picture Gallery. This building, on the university's "Old Campus, was razed in 1901.
The gallery's main building was built in 1953, and was among the first designed by "Louis Kahn, who taught architecture at Yale. A complete renovation, which returned many spaces to Kahn's original vision, was completed in December 2006, by "Polshek Partnership Architects. The older "Tuscan romanesque portion was built in 1928, and was designed by "Egerton Swartwout. The Gallery reopened on December 12, 2012, after a 14-year renovation and expansion project at a cost of $135 million. The expanded space totals 69,975 sq ft (6,500.9 m2).
The museum is a member of the "North American Reciprocal Museums program.
On the second floor was a very valuable collection of paintings by John Trumbull, mainly of historical events. Among them were his well-known paintings of the "Battle of Bunker Hill," "Death of Montgomery before Quebec," "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis," "Declaration of Independence," etc. Trumbull gave the paintings to Yale in consideration of an annuity of $1,000 and subject to the condition that he and his wife should be forever buried beneath the pictures.
The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, 1786, "John Trumbull
Parau Parau (Whispered Words), "Paul Gauguin, 1892, Yale Art Gallery
Builders of Ships by "George Bellows, 1916
"Joseph Stella, Brooklyn Bridge, 1919–2
The Gallery’s encyclopedic collections number more than 185,000 objects ranging in date from ancient times to the present day. The permanent collection includes:
In 2005, the museum announced that it had acquired 1,465 "gelatin silver prints by the influential American landscape photographer, "Robert Adams. In 2009, the museum mounted an exhibition of its extensive collection of "Picasso paintings and drawings, in collaboration with the "Nasher Museum of Art at "Duke University. For the first time, portions of the "Yale University Library's, "Gertrude Stein writing archives were displayed next to relevant drawings from Picasso.
As an affiliate of Yale University, the gallery maintains a robust roster of education programs for university students, New Haven schools, and the general public. One such program is the Gallery Guide program, founded in 1998, which trains undergraduate students to lead tours at the museum.
The Yale Art Gallery charges no admission.
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