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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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A great place for art lovers and those interested in Hartford history. Wonderful exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hartford, Connecticut
Great Museum. Not that big.

I have been here twice now and it is a lovely little museum. They have some really nice classical... 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...more
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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place for art lovers and those interested in Hartford history. Wonderful exhibits and events.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice now and it is a lovely little museum. They have some really nice classical and more modern art and get special exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit, and I was pleased again with the variety and the changes in the exhibits. Bring your parking garage ticket to the museum shop for reduced price validation. I always head to the Hudson River School room, and I always seem...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EricC277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Wadsworth Atheneum specifically to see the current watercolor exhibit--Hopper, Burchfield, Marin, etc., which is excellent--all works from the museum collection. In addition, we explored the other galleries and loved what we found. While the 20th century and newer works are impressive,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing exhibit. Stunning! Left us all speechless! The Dali paintings were just so remarkable. To see such a collection in one museum...extraordinary!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 24terin
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Very Impressive Mixture of Various Types of Art in Both the Special and Permanent Exhibits My husband and I have visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, multiple times, most recently on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Our primary focus during this visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Went specificially to see the exhibit on Edward Gorey and was totally surprised at the scope of the other pieces of artwork on display. This museum is worth the trip .

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

This was the first time since the 1970s that I walked through the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum. Now I am sorry that it took so long to return. The experience was wonderful and I will be returning soon.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RustyHaigh12
Reviewed 1 December 2018

I visited the gift shop today because I had no ideas about what to get for Christmas gifts.I had intended to bring my brother,his wife and my Godchild for a visit there since I had become a member,but they couldn't make the Thanksgiving trip.So I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ricobee
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is a really good art museum in Hartford, CT. They have an excellent variety of art genre and pieces. I spent two hours there and could have spent longer. I really liked their selection of Hudson River Valley artists and their modern art. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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