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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Very Impressive Mixture of Various Types of Art in Both the Special and Permanent Exhibits

Very Impressive Mixture of Various Types of Art in Both the Special and Permanent Exhibits My... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
Edward Gorey

Went specificially to see the exhibit on Edward Gorey and was totally surprised at the scope of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kathymc123
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has something for everyone, children's activities to keep their interest while viewing, a wide variety of artists , great traveling exhibits, a surprising collection of the old masters, and even some elegant rooms to view. One year I purchased a membership, and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is housed in an interesting building resembling a castle in downtown Hartford . Apparently, it is the first public art museum in the US. Inside, the museum is surprisingly large (around 50,000 pieces). The section I liked the most were the galleries showing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to tour the museum while visiting Hartford. I was really impressed by the collection. The European, American, and Hudson River School paintings were especially fantastic. I get a laugh at a lot of contemporary art no matter where I go and the same...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Wife and I visited thinking it was going to be a small museum and instead were delighted by it. The museum is much larger then you would think and contains artwork and artifacts from Ancient Greek to Modern Art. We spent about 3 hours and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful tour and museum. So interesting and such beautiful works of art. The tour guide was so informative and the gift shop was lovely. Highly recommend visiting here.

Date of experience: October 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
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