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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

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4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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  • After renovation, they brought up (literally) so many new things. We especially love paintings in the left wing. They also gave some "modern" arts, which we are not really fond of. The classical paint...  read more »
  • Went here on a free saturday afternoon. Was not busy at all. Huge place, did not have time to see even a portion of it. 
  • Everything is beautifully spaced and displayed. World class art and collectibles. It has many large rooms. It is vast and goes on forever. 
  • The Wadsworth is the oldest art museum in the United States. They have exciting new exhibits in their rotation with a more permanent collection of more classical works. Last year's Coney Island exhibit was fantastic. If you live in CT or Western MA would need to take the time to enjoy this wonderful place.
  • I have visited many museums in New York and New England. This is one of the best. My only complaint is that they should really encourage their non-docent staff (servers at the restaurant and security) to learn more about the art. I think education is one of the Atheneum's big things and they have neglected those people the public are most likely to be in contact with.
  • Oldest continuously operating art museum in US... Fantastic buildings... new exhibits monthly with famous touring collections every 3 months or so. Free tours by knowledgeable docents at 1 or 2 PM each day.
  • Before you going please see any events in there or not. It is good if you can plan to visit the museum on event day.
  • For this visit, the Wadsworth museum front had a giant "OMG" installation, which was interesting. The entirety of the bright, modern, spacious facility was jam packed with an eclectic range of work from many different artists and time periods, including Picasso and Dali. The trompe l'oeil and the painting including a cat with a bow tie were personal favorites of this art lover. A unique mobile phone supplement tour was available via a special website, and the museum has free WiFi. Parking was challenging; if you go on the weekend, street parking is free! I ended up parking a block away, but hoofing it over wasn't bad. One of the entrances was closed for construction.
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