Yale University Art Gallery
P.O. Box 208271
New Haven CT 06520-8271
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 208271
New Haven, CT 06520-8271
Telephone (203) 436-8400 x
Fax 203-432-8150
E-mail artgalleryinfo@yale.edu
Web and Social Media
The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1832
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
CEO/Executive Director Jock Reynolds
Board Chair Mr. Theodore Shen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Yale University Art Gallery
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $31,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $35,000,000.00
Mission The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.
Background The Yale University Art Gallery, America’s oldest and one of its most important university art museums, was founded in 1832, when patriot-artist John Trumbull donated more than 100 of his paintings to Yale College. Since then, the Gallery’s collections have grown to number more than 185,000 objects, spanning the globe and ranging in date from ancient times to the present day. In addition to its celebrated collections of American paintings and decorative arts, the Gallery is noted for its important holdings of Greek and Roman art; early Italian paintings; later European art; Asian art; African art; Indo-Pacific art; art of the ancient Americas; and Impressionist, modern, and contemporary works.
  • Completed construction for a new open-storage facility offering access to Gallery collections for studies by students, curators, and scholars.
  • Increased number of Gallery Guides and Gallery Teacher to facilitate growing number of visitors and school groups to the Gallery.
  • Expanded roster of public programs
  • Continued ambitious exhibition schedule and collection sharing initiative with colleague institutions
  • Continue to improve quality of visitor experience
  • Achieve balance between growth and efficiency
  • Continue to secure long financial stability of Gallery
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Museums
Secondary Organization Category Education / Higher Education
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Areas Served
East Haven
Lower Naugatuck Valley
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
State wide
West Haven
The Yale University Art Gallery serves the university community and the city of New Haven.  The Gallery also serves a broad regional, national, and international audience.
Population Served / /
Description Graduate students from diverse disciplines serve as Gallery teachers.
Population Served / /
Description Yale University Art Gallery partners with colleague institutions to share important objects from permanent collection.
Population Served / /
Description Gallery+ (formerly College Night) is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites students to respond to the Gallery's collection through special programs and performances.
Population Served / /
Description  The Wurtele Study Center, to open in FY16, is the heart of the Collections Study Center at Yale's West Campus.  The center will make Gallery collections highly accessible to students, faculty, scholars, and scientists. 
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Jock Reynolds
Term Start Oct 1998
Email john.reynolds@yale.edu
Experience Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. from the University of California at Davis. From 1973 to 1983, he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at California State University at San Francisco, and also a co-founder of New Langton Arts, one of San Francisco’s premier alternative artists’ spaces. From 1983 to 1989, he served as the Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), a multi-disciplinary visual artists’ organization in Washington, D.C. Following his work at the WPA he became the Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, a position he held until September 1998.
Number of Full Time Staff 141
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 28
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 92%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 148 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 148
Senior Staff
Title Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art
Experience/Biography Laurence B. Kanter is the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art at the Gallery, Chief Curator, and formerly Curator-in-Charge of the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 1989. He is the author of the catalogue Italian Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1994) and coauthor of Luca Signorelli (2001) and numerous exhibition catalogues, including Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420–1500 (1988), Italian Renaissance Frames (1990), Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence, 1300–1450 (1994), The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi (1999), and Fra Angelico (2005).
Title Deputy Director for Collections and Education
Title Deputy Director for Museum Resources and Stewardship
Title Deputy Director for Finance and Administration
Title Deputy Director for Planning and Opperations
Title Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Collection Management
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Mr. Theodore Shen
Company Affiliation Yale University Art Gallery
Term Jan 2013 to Jan 2016
Board of Directors
Richard Albright
Elizabeth Ballantine
William Bernhard
Audrey Lam Buchner
James Cullum Clark
Richard Danziger
Michael de Havenon
Robert Doran
Helen Runnels DuBois
James Duncan
Mimi Gardner Gates
Lionel Goldfrank III
Carolyn Grinstein
S. Roger Horchow
Richard Hurowitz
Barbara Hyde
Philip Isles
Susan Jackson
Susan Jackson
Thomas Jaffe
Dr. Jane Frank Katcher
Gilbert Kinney
Joseph Leo Koerner Ph.D.
Jane Levin
Carol LeWitt
H. Christopher Luce
Alexander MacLanahan
Robert Mangold
Jan Perry Mayer
Eliot Nolen
Mark Resnick
Jock Reynolds
Elliott Schlang
Prof. Vincent Scully Jr
Robert Shapiro
Robert Steele
Stephen Susman
Amor Towles
Thurston Twigg-Smith
Anthony Wang
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
Wallace Wilson
C. Angus Wurtele
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 40
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 32
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Fine Arts and Collectibles
Standing Committees
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $31,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $35,000,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Form 990s
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
IRS Letter of Exemption
501 (c) 3 Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Revenue$3,488,705,694$2,613,718,513$2,687,725,962
Total Expenses$2,966,657,595$2,848,408,413$2,801,521,857
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$505,823,647$469,331,982$428,653,559
Individual Contributions$306,923$73,223--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,018,069,842$680,415,065$868,545,296
Membership Dues------
Special Events$253,722$201,833$675,298
Revenue In-Kind------
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$2,638,943,212$2,516,374,859$2,468,022,745
Administration Expense$292,654,229$293,215,677$292,158,450
Fundraising Expense$35,060,154$38,817,877$41,340,662
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.180.920.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%88%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%5%5%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$27,801,734,697$24,776,355,904$23,692,662,518
Current Assets$1,329,536,272$1,306,354,912$1,094,558,042
Long-Term Liabilities$6,814,040,665$7,128,775,354$6,201,952,088
Current Liabilities$384,588,319$387,340,109$372,191,097
Total Net Assets$20,603,105,713$17,260,240,441$17,118,519,333
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.463.372.94
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets25%29%26%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Staff Comments
The Yale University Art Gallery operates under the 501c3 of Yale University. The 990s and audits contained in this profile are those for Yale University. The previous three years of financial information in the profile is specific to Yale University.
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation.  Financial information is input by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.


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