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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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Excellent small city art museum

As with most small city art museums, the collection was the gift of a local benefactor. In this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave-Marilyn-15301
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Washington, Pennsylvania
Superb Collection

We visited in August to see the special exhibit on Frederick Church. Also saw the permanent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
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Westwood, Massachusetts
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The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
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"the hudson river school"
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"great collection"
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"permanent collection"
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"american furniture"
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"van gogh"
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"free admission"
in 12 reviews
"pollock"
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"street parking"
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"on display"
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"worth a trip"
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"jp morgan"
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"large collection"
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"local library"
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"few hours"
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"special exhibit"
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"third floor"
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"new england"
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Reviewed yesterday

As with most small city art museums, the collection was the gift of a local benefactor. In this case, the wealthy from the insurance industry. The collection, while small is excellent, and worth your time, if you are in Hartford. In our case, we had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited in August to see the special exhibit on Frederick Church. Also saw the permanent collection of Hudson River School paintings as well as the other American and European art. Well worth the time to see this collection. The staff and guards are incredibly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful space, great collections and special exhibitions. A hidden gem in downtown Hartford that I think people forget about!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have visited the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art multiple times, most recently on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Our primary focus during this visit was on the special exhibit, which I address first within this write-up. However, we also visited the permanent...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a feast for the eyes with modern art, antiques, sculptures, ceramic and it goes on! I found art by Dali, Monet, Renoir. It has a little bit of "everything". It's full of color and has a beautiful picture gallery. Frederic Church's exhibition...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very impressive. It had a little of all the well-known artists as well as lesser knowns and contemporary pieces. It was easy to navigate, the guards were very knowledgeable and there were even docent tours in session. We saw Picasso, O'Keefe, Chagall,...More

Thank TraceLeG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one of a kind, beautiful art museum and I highly recommend a visit to anyone traveling to Hartford. I love visiting with my kids ages 12 - 5. They have child friendly hands on exhibits, so don't be afraid to visit with...More

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum is home to a large and varied collection of world-wide art, and is one of Hartford's cultural highlights. In addition to its permanent collection, the Atheneum also features changing special exhibits, films, and other programs.

Thank Gilbert S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went during a warm day and toured the museum. It was beautiful and the staff are so knowledgeable!

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is easy to navigate and and staff is knowledgeable and friendly. There are several place to sit and contemplate the works.

Thank teeleetee
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Sharon T
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General Admission Admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum is free from 4-5 pm Wednesday-Sunday. At all other times museum admissions are: Members: Free Hartford Residents: Free Adults: $15 Seniors (62+): $12 Students (18+ with... More
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