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“Rare gem in dying city”

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 15, 2013

A gorgeous building houses so many treasures, including the permanent and the "touring." What a treat to be able to wander through this wondrous museum during the workday, followed by a snack at the in-house cafe. Don't miss it!

Thank Rexaford
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The first best thing about living in Connecticut. If you haven't been here - well - shame on you. Probably the greatest museum in the world and I've been to most - from France to Spain to Italy to Russia. This museum has no equal. The only bad thing about it is that very few are aware that it is the greatest museum in the world. Most people entering think - wow this was impressive - but the Louvre must be better, the Hermitage must be better, MoMA must be better and of course thats no doubt only because you've never been to those museums! Just go, thank me later.

1  Thank VinCanton_CT
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a little BIG museum, full of smaller rooms of impressive paintings, surprises, beautiful architecture. Easy to get to, parking available, and free admission mornings frequently. But it's the extent of the art they they have amassed here in this small building that takes your breath away.

1  Thank Lucia207
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Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

World class art on an approachable scale. Current exhibit - Medieval to Monet is all their own art, an incredible collection, arranged and displayed very well. See it!

Thank cararro
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Wadsworth Atheneum is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Roam around and enjoy the many different artists. I am a fan of the renaissance period and love the work on display.

Thank Kelly S
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