Yale University Art Gallery

The gallery’s exhibits showcase dynamic art ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s early works created during his time as an apprentice in Verrocchio’s studio to intricate wooden masks of West Africa. Also on view is a dynamic permanent collection, which includes ancient and modern Western art as well as African and Asian works. Other collections at the Yale University Art Gallery include coins, photographs, drawings, and rare examples of American decorative arts. Groups will find new ways to look at art closely and think critically about works on display. Guided visits for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and camp groups are available Tuesday-Friday from November to August. Reservation requests are filled based on availability.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat.-Sun. 11AM-5PM.

School

Trained Yale student docents and educators will lead your students on guided, themed tours. Choose from a variety of tour themes that will allow students to explore photography, culture, decorative art, and more. Each tour will explore up to three collections. Students will also have the opportunity to access the Nolen Center Library. Field trips align with Connecticut State Learning Standards. College classes are welcome to hold sessions at the gallery.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, visual art, culture, architecture, Renaissance, Middle Ages, religion, photography, printmaking, ancient civilizations, contemporary art, geography, modern art, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, storytelling.

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 203-436-8831
Email: yuag.education@yale.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 45 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1. Registration: Online. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD, HD, VI.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Yale University Art Gallery

The gallery’s exhibits showcase dynamic art ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s early works created during his time as an apprentice in Verrocchio’s studio to intricate wooden masks of West Africa. Also on view is a dynamic permanent collection, which includes ancient and modern Western art as well as African and Asian works. Other collections at the Yale University Art Gallery include coins, photographs, drawings, and rare examples of American decorative arts. Groups will find new ways to look at art closely and think critically about works on display. Guided visits for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and camp groups are available Tuesday-Friday from November to August. Reservation requests are filled based on availability.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat.-Sun. 11AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Art, Architecture, and history-related badges on field trips to the Yale University Art Gallery. Guided tours allow scouts to explore visual elements in art, historical periods and cultures, and the visual ways in which artists tell stories. Each tour will explore up to three collections in the museum. Examples of subjects covered by these tour includes gesture and facial expression, narrative storytelling, techniques in painting, and even the design of the museum building.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, visual art, culture, architecture, Renaissance, Middle Ages, religion, photography, printmaking, ancient civilizations, contemporary art, geography.

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 203-436-8831
Email: yuag.education@yale.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 45 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Online. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Yale University Art Gallery

The gallery’s exhibits showcase dynamic art ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s early works created during his time as an apprentice in Verrocchio’s studio to intricate wooden masks of West Africa. Also on view is a dynamic permanent collection, which includes ancient and modern Western art as well as African and Asian works. Other collections at the Yale University Art Gallery include coins, photographs, drawings, and rare examples of American decorative arts. Groups will find new ways to look at art closely and think critically about works on display. Guided visits for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and camp groups are available Tuesday-Friday from November to August. Reservation requests are filled based on availability.

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Hrs: Vary by season.

Camp

Summer camp groups can explore Yale University Art Gallery with a trained Yale student docent or educator on guided, themed tours. Choose from a variety of tour themes that will allow campers to explore photography, culture, decorative art, and more. Each tour will explore up to three collections. Reservations must be made at least three weeks ahead of your planned visit.

contact info
Name: Group and School Tours
Phone: 203-436-8831.
Email: yuag.education@yale.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 45 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1, 15:1. Registration: Online. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Yale University Art Gallery

The gallery’s exhibits showcase dynamic art ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s early works created during his time as an apprentice in Verrocchio’s studio to intricate wooden masks of West Africa. Also on view is a dynamic permanent collection, which includes ancient and modern Western art as well as African and Asian works. Other collections at the Yale University Art Gallery include coins, photographs, drawings, and rare examples of American decorative arts. Groups will find new ways to look at art closely and think critically about works on display. Guided visits for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and camp groups are available Tuesday-Friday from November to August. Reservation requests are filled based on availability.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Homeschool

Large homeschool groups will gain critical thinking and observation skills, and learn how to evaluate art through close examination and discussion. They may also participate in descriptive writing and drawing activities in addition to docent-led guided tours. Examples of subjects covered by these tours include gesture and facial expression, narrative storytelling, techniques in painting, and even the design of the museum building. Homeschoolers will also have the opportunity to access the Nolen Center Library.

topics covered:
Social studies, visual art, culture, architecture, Renaissance, Middle Ages, religion, photography, printmaking, ancient civilizations, contemporary art, geography, world history.

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 203-436-8831
Email: yuag.education@yale.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 45 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1. Registration: Online. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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