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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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A Museum with a great mix

I found the Wadsworth Atheneum to have a great mix and variety of styles and genres of artwork... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judd K
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
I really like the place.

I was a member of the Wadsworth Atheneum for a number of years. I especially enjoyed their First... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William G
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dianal525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Wadsworth Atheneum multiple times, most recently on Sunday, July 30th. We enjoyed the permanent exhibits on European and American Art, including the great collection of American Decorative Arts, Hudson River School paintings, Impressionist pieces and Samuel Colt Collections. They are all...More

1  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Wadsworth Atheneum in about 20 years. While the collection was impressive the last time I was there, I felt that it was not displayed to its best advantage. How everything has changed! The museum has been subjected to...More

Thank JohnL63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Works and sculptures for every taste. I thought The Hudson River School paintings were wonderful and they brought a calming effect to me. My granddaughter enjoyed the abstracts and contemporary. We explored the special exhibit on the 3rd floor: Hand Painted Pop! Art And Appropriation,...More

Thank carole c
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great collection, beautifully displayed. Incredible works of art from across cultures. And time. On the weekend found street parking right behind the museum.

1  Thank urbanjungleboywonder
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I did not know what to expect of this art museum. It was wonderful. They had many pieces from famous artists that my teen even knew who they were. I was very impressed with the collection and the size of it.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Wadsworth is historic and has a great collection. It is a special surprise in downtown Hartford. The new plaza will add to its charm. The docents are so helpful and the museum has a wonderful and varied collection.

Thank meg1496
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum is a must see if in Hartford area. It is small enough to do without fatigue and rich enough in the collections to be of interest to all levels of Art Appreciation. If time permits, The New Britain Museum is about 10 miles...More

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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