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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Address: 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: 860-278-2670
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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We have impressive collections right here in Connecticut at the Atheneum! All of our residents should check them out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have impressive collections right here in Connecticut at the Atheneum! All of our residents should check them out.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my first trip to the Wadsworth in a while and my wife's first time ever. The previous time I was here I was with a teenager and it was before the multimillion dollar renovations. First I have to say that the renovations were outstanding. The buildings look great. We took a highlights tour and our docent was very... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So worth the hours spent- so much to enjoy- you will want to go back and take in different aspects. The architecture is also breathtaking. Host your wedding or other event. The restaurant inside has food worthy of it's setting. Holiday special events and installation pieces to engage and intrigue.

Thank mcdonagi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my friends and I went here on a friends outting. I didn't think much of this museum at first but I was wowed when we first got there (MLK Day) and the woman at the desk greeted us was very happy to see us and it showed that she really cared about her job. I thought this place was... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wadsworth is a remarkable art museum for a smaller city. It has world class collections of artists such as Dali, an outstanding collection of Colonial American furniture, and donations from financier J.P. Morgan in a special section of the museum named for him. Little known fact is that Morgan was born and raised in Hartford, and is buried in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building that respects its architecture but that has been modernized. Contemporary room has a great collection that can be enjoyed in an afternoon without being overwhelming.

Thank EastBostonGuy
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in on a Friday afternoon. We didn't have to pay to get in - our library offers passes for two adults and two kids as long as the pass is available. The place also offers free admission from 4-5:00 for anyone looking to save money. The museum was excellent. They had lots of famous artists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Wadsworth for the first time to check out their current Mapplethorpe/Warhol Exhibit. First, the incredibly well thought out and presented combination of these two artists was done impeccably well. The contrast and connection between these two illustrated an interesting period of art and our evolving society. The museum is a beautiful facility with major works presented in very... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my favorite destination in Hartford. Second Saturday of a month is free admission for families. Live classical music is often played.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I recently visited the newly renovated Wadsworth. Being familiar with the old layout, this visit was disorienting (I couldn't find some old childhood favorites), but I think that for first-time visitors the new traffic patterns and arrangement is actually better. It is also more accessible for visitors with disabilities. My main objective was to see the Mapplethorpe-Warhol exhibition "Guise and... More 

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