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

1852, Church 1935, Mondrian 1855, Kensett 1873, Renoir

Upcoming Events

Aug
28
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 28 @ 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 [...]
Aug
29
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 29 @ 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 [...]
Aug
30
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 30 @ 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 [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
Aug
31
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 31 @ 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 [...]

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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