Event Rentals

Host your special event at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art! Let our grand beaux-arts and classic modern galleries form the backdrop for your next corporate or organization dinner party, cocktail reception, seminar, or meeting. With masterpieces of European and American art gracing the walls, set within a historically and architecturally significant building, your guests will experience an event to be remembered. What’s more, the museum’s downtown location provides a central gathering place with multiple spaces to suit a wide variety of business needs.

Depending on your entertaining style and space requirements, the museum’s distinctive event spaces each offer a different ambiance for your guests.

Learn more about our event spaces here or, download the event rental brochure. View past events on Flickr, or add your own pictures from a past event to our group pool! To inquire about hosting your event at the Wadsworth, please contact Nick Mandella by email, at (860) 838-4021, or by using the form below.

Please note: weddings and fundraisers are not hosted in the museum at this time.

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From Our Collection

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Upcoming Events

all-day 41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Apr 12 – May 18 all-day
41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, 2013 41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance: Celebrate the 41st anniversary of the museum’s partnership with the Hartford Public School District to [...]
all-day CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark Museum
CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark M…
Apr 24 all-day
CANCELED: Day Art Tour: Newark Museum: Join the Women’s Committee for a day exploring the Newark Museum, New Jersey’s largest museum. $115; $105 Members, includes [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 24 @ 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 [...]
7:00 pm Film: A Journey
Film: A Journey
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:25 pm
Film: A Journey: Two solitary people meet and form a bond in the backcountry of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. 2013. Canada. 85 min. Not [...]
all-day Fine Art & Flowers
Fine Art & Flowers
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
Fine Art & Flowers: Welcome spring at our annual fundraiser Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection [...]

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Hours & Admission

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

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