The Yale University Art Gallery has partnered with Artstor to share approximately 1,900 images of highlights from the permanent collection, with a particular focus on African art. The collection in Artstor includes approximately 800 works of African art and decorative arts, representing many African nations, including: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. The remainder of the collection in the Digital Library includes highlights from the permanent collection, which comprises more than 185,000 works, divided among eleven curatorial departments: African Art, American Decorative Arts, American Paintings and Sculpture, Ancient Art, Art of the Ancient Americas, Asian Art, Coins and Medals, European Art, Indo-Pacific Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

The Yale University Art Gallery, America’s oldest and one of its most important university art museums, opened to the public in 1832. As part of the collaboration with Artstor, the Gallery has also contributed approximately 18,000 images related to the archaeological expeditions at Dura-Europos and Gerasa which were sponsored by Yale University.

To view the Yale University Art Gallery collection: go to the Artstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Yale University Art Gallery”; or, if you are at your institution or have an Artstor account, simply follow this link:

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Yale University Art Gallery collection page.

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