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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
+1 860-278-2670
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Great Museum

This was my first visit to the Wadsworth Atheneum in about 20 years. While the collection was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Housed in 1842 Grandeur

Works and sculptures for every taste. I thought The Hudson River School paintings were wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Groton, 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 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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 Mg1496
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank running0nempty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum. Shame seemed so few people there. Lot of interesting pieces. Thrilled to see a van Gogh self portrait up close. Parking on street at pay and display ticket spot.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed June 4, 2017

My most recent visit to the Atheneum was exceptional. My mother and I were greeted at the reception desk by a visitor services person who recognized my mother from a previous visit. The visitor services person asked if we were there for a specific exhibition...More

2  Thank Amy M
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Look at it for my wedding . Gorgeous grounds and beautiful architecture. Everyone that I encountered trying to get details for my event were super nice and super helpful

Thank JC3337
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Wow is all I can say, If you love art you must come. Warhol, Van Gogh, Homer, Pollack, Frank Lloyd Wright, Degas, Whistler, Munch, Monet, Castle and so much more. Do not miss this one.

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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