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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Address: 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
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+1 860-278-2670
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces...

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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Utamaro

Attended the Utamaro pre exhibit as a member only event. Staff was incredible (as always), super friendly and helpful for an after hours event. The apps and cash bar turned it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the Utamaro pre exhibit as a member only event. Staff was incredible (as always), super friendly and helpful for an after hours event. The apps and cash bar turned it into a very elegant evening.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The capital building of CT cost over 2 million dollars to build in the 1800s. The stained glass and interior design are remarkable. Tours are offered through the building and the Legislative Office Building. This building is also striking.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been back in along time.They certain updated and changed the place.Its a wonderful place to see history,in many forms.from interesting paintings to knights armor ,to all manner of relics and documents.

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Stanfordville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a quick but enjoyable visit. I plan on returning next time I get to Hartford for another game. Staff were very nice. Good varied collection

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon at the Wadsworth, there is so much to see. For a smaller muesem, they have a great collection from many eras and places. They have pieces from many renowned artists.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small art museum, this one does have a nice variety displayed. Artwork and paintings from many countries and many periods of history. This was a pleasant way to spend a cold afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited during December and loved the museum. A lot more art than we expected, from paintings to statuary to artifacts (some of which you can evidently touch). Lots of time periods represented. We didn't do a docent led tour, but will next time. We also got to see the Hall of Trees since it was Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

There is so much art to see in one day 🙂. There was an event for young children today so my kids enjoy all the creative activities had lots of Xmas trees too it Was treat to see. Total 3 floors with many historical items and lots and lots of paintings. Once again must watch. . Go early so that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went during free admission hour (4-5 pm, not sure if that's everyday), and we wish we would've gone earlier! It's a lovely and relaxing art museum, with a lot of different styles to look at. They even had Monet, which I thought was fairly impressive. Great for a rainy, cold day activity!

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely museum. They have some great exhibits. The annual festival of trees is beautiful. There is also a very nice cafe inside opened for lunch. Well worth a visit.

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