Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth is more than just the first public art museum in the United States. The museum was the first in America to begin collecting contemporary American art – resulting in a world-renowned Hudson River School collection.  The Wadsworth staged the first retrospective of Pablo Picasso in America, and was the first museum to both exhibit and purchase works by Surrealist artists – today almost every exhibition about Surrealism includes works borrowed from our collection. The Wadsworth was also the first art museum to also have a theater – and was the first to show Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints & 3 Acts.

Learn more about our firsts, our history, our leadership and more using the links above.

 

From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Nov
26
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
3:00 pm Museum closes at 3 pm
Museum closes at 3 pm
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm
The museum closes at 3 pm on Thanksgiving eve.
Nov
27
Thu
all-day Thanksgiving: Museum Closed
Thanksgiving: Museum Closed
Nov 27 all-day
The museum is closed on Thursday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen at 10 am on Friday, November 28.
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Nov
28
Fri
10:00 am Museum open at 10 am
Museum open at 10 am
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
The museum is open at 10 am on Friday, November 28.

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Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5