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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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great experience and should not be missed. Movies, pop corn and an enjoyable evening that is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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We attended a wedding, reception dinner and dancing at this manicured facility. The artwork... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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Reviewed 6 days ago

great experience and should not be missed. Movies, pop corn and an enjoyable evening that is offered one a year. watch for it!

Thank annwolf18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a wedding, reception dinner and dancing at this manicured facility. The artwork, heirlooms and priceless decorations made this a once in a lifetime pleasure. The Wadsworth Mansion has select vendors to cater events and their tastes in catering companies equals the splendor of...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Wadsowrth at the end of September and loved viewing their collections. The layout is somewhat confusing and I found myself returning to sections I had already seen. Give yourself 1-2 hours to be able to at least see everything. Also, no panoramic pictures...More

Thank MeghaRogers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Art lovers from many parts of the world make a special effort to see this museum, because of its great collection and interesting special Exhibits. The galleries, recently renovated, are a pleasure to go through, and especially on week days the visitor doesn’t have to...More

1  Thank debrigard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibits, worth your while. They have also different paintings from time to time. A very interesting place.

Thank mariobristol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to see Monet, Van Gogh, Dali and reach collection of Renaissance art. Large hall with salon style European art is breathtaking. Worth the visit even if you are not planning to stay in Hartford, allow at least 2 hours to enjoy the collection

Thank michael s
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank aablodgett
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank lndrcookie
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

1  Thank Ed G T
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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

1  Thank Wendy 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