Wadsworth Atheneum and its collection

Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut . The Wadsworth is noted for its collections of European Baroque art , ancient Egyptian and Classical bronzes, French and American Impressionist paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as collections of early American furniture and decorative arts. Founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, it is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. The museum is located at 600 Main Street in a distinctive castle-like building in downtown Hartford , Connecticut, the state's capital. With 75,000 square feet (7,000 m ) of exhibition space, the museum is the largest art museum in the state of Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.

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Wadsworth Atheneum
Main Street 600
CT 06103 Hartford

Visitor information Wadsworth Atheneum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00


Members, Hartford Residents & Youth (age 17 & under)Free

Free admission 4-5pm Thursday–Sunday


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Location & Map

Main Street 600, Hartford

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