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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 collection with some rotating displays

We have been here several times to look at the art and colonial furniture collections. This was a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lebanon, CT
Special to me for 6 decades! World class museum!

Established in 1842 the oldest public ( not necessarily free any more) art museum with over 50,000... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simsbury, Connecticut
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here several times to look at the art and colonial furniture collections. This was a special trip to view several of the original works by John Trumbull done after the Revolutionary War. Many of his works hang in the rotunda of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Established in 1842 the oldest public ( not necessarily free any more) art museum with over 50,000 displays has undergone a 33M reno and it is stunning. The permanent collections boast the largest Hudson River collection in the world and everything from baroque, classic, American...More

Thank lndrcookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum surprises one at every turn. We had no idea the collection was this diverse and superbly curated. There are pieces for everyone to appreciate. My preference is for modern so the Pollacks, Dalis, Miros, etc., exhibited more than entertained me. The Great Hall...More

Thank Ed G T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look carefully on the photo - the letters mounted above the entrance were the perfect introduction to an afternoon of amazing art. If you have not been to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, please go, as I promise it will not disappoint. Salvador Dali, Georgia O'Keefe,...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time here. You will need it. I was pleasantly surprised at the art offerings here at the Wadsworth. Dali, Picasso, Rockwell, O'Keefe among MANY others. The main hall is breathtaking. You should allow 2-3 hours. Plenty of seating in each room so that...More

Thank Shirley F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wadsworth Atheneum is known the world over for the quality of its art -- from Caravaggio, to Picasso, to the Hudson River School, to the latest contemporary stars of the art world like Mark Bradford (who represented the US at the most recent Venice...More

Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of different art styles and they're all pretty interesting. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys any type of art.

Thank Aiden P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I found the Wadsworth Atheneum to have a great mix and variety of styles and genres of artwork. The museum is large enough to house a good size collection, but now so large that you feel overwhelmed. The staff was friendly and looking to assist...More

Thank Judd K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I was a member of the Wadsworth Atheneum for a number of years. I especially enjoyed their First Thursday get togethers. Various members of the Greater Hartford art community gathered for drinks, food, music, and the art. I'm not sure why, but the First Thursdays...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great art collection in a beautiful building. They also run good programs and show interesting movies.

Thank dianal525
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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