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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

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  • I have been a member for many years and can't miss the new exhibits. Fine Art & Flowers in April is one of my top days every year (pair with girlfriends & lunch). I used to work across the street, goi...  more »
  • We spent three hours here one afternoon and didn't see everything. I suggest that you plan your visit to start with the areas of greatest interest to you, and work your way through the rest of the mus...  more »
  • My travel companion majored in fine art and was blown away by the collection of American (and European) art at this local gem. We were there for 6 hours, including one hour for lunch at their little c...  more »
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  • Their free "2nd Saturdays" are such an amazing gift to the community. I've been bringing my 3-year-old daughter since she was old enough to walk. They do kid-friendly crafts and sometimes have live music. It's been incredible to see my daughter get more and more into the art on display as she gets older. I love that the Wadsworth provides this opportunity to introduce children to art in such a positive way. The staff are always friendly and helpful. I do wish the cafe had kid-friendly options but there are other good lunch options in and around Hartford. My family will be visiting this museum for many years to come.
  • This is a very cool art museum. It may not be huge but it has a deep and diverse collection that is well worth a visit. It is known for its collection of Hudson River School paintings, but there is a lot more to see. The gift shop is a cool place for cool gifts. The museum restaurant is lovely, located in the center of the museum and not relegated to the basement as in some galleries. The food is excellent.
  • I love the art works and beauty of this museum . Their tight security added more meaning to the exhibited art works. I really enjoyed every second spent over there.
  • One of the finest art museums in New England: Dalí, Panini, and Bierstadt, plus art of ancient cultures. A favorite!
  • 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.