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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Address: 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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+1 860-278-2670
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun fact: Oldest national public museum in the United States.

Life long Hartford resident, use to visit a lot during my elementary school days but paid a visit during the Utamaro event in which exhibited two of Kitagawa Utamaro's famous... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Life long Hartford resident, use to visit a lot during my elementary school days but paid a visit during the Utamaro event in which exhibited two of Kitagawa Utamaro's famous paintings. Although small in comparison to other national museums, it has an interesting collection and tries to bring other international exhibits. I recommend this venue for those visiting the state... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wadsworth is in the heart of Hartford and well worth the visit. A small-midsized art museum it is manageable to see the entire museum (depending on how intensely you want to study the art). My kids visited this museum in 4th grade as well and absolutely loved it. As teens they request to go visit again! That says a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the Utamaro pre exhibit as a member only event. Staff was incredible (as always), super friendly and helpful for an after hours event. The apps and cash bar turned it into a very elegant evening.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The capital building of CT cost over 2 million dollars to build in the 1800s. The stained glass and interior design are remarkable. Tours are offered through the building and the Legislative Office Building. This building is also striking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

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 December 10, 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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