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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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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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wonderful museum...

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New Britain, Connecticut
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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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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Purdue-Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

An art museum with an amazing collection. Always a joy to visit and see the originals of famous artists.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was impressed by this museum! I was not expecting such a good diverse collection! The museum is the right size for a day visit: they have a bit of everything, from baroque to contemporary art - including some amazing examples of american artists (including Sargent and the Hudson River school), impressionists (Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, and others) and surrealists... More 

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