Decorative Arts Council

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is renowned for its collections of American and European decorative arts, which include Renaissance and Baroque works from the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, the Wallace Nutting Collection, and Connecticut furniture.
Purpose: The Decorative Arts Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum was founded to further the appreciation of the decorative arts and to support the decorative arts departments at the Atheneum.
Prerequisite: Museum membership at the premier level.
Benefits of Membership: Yearly programs of the Decorative Arts Council include lectures and receptions, travel opportunities, visits to private collections and other museums, and social events.

  • Development of personal connoisseurship through educational programs.
  • A deeper knowledge of the Atheneum’s collections through personal contact with the curators.
  • An opportunity to develop a broadened appreciation of the decorative arts through unique intellectual and social experiences.
  • Enrichment of museum membership through the vitality of a smaller, special-interest group.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Decorative Arts Council, please send a note of request to:
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Attn: Decorative Arts Council
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

From Our Collection

Scully, 2008 Donovan, 2004 1867, Church Marshall, 1992

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Fri
5:30 pm Movies & Music: Bombshell
Movies & Music: Bombshell
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Movies & Music: Bombshell
Movies & Music: Bombshell: In this comedic drama sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby [...]
Aug
2
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
7:00 pm Film: Of Horses and Men
Film: Of Horses and Men
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: Of Horses and Men
Film: Of Horses and Men: A quirky comedic drama about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. 2013. Iceland. 81 [...]
8:30 pm Film: Lovely Louise
Film: Lovely Louise
Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Film: Lovely Louise
Film: Lovely Louise: In this comedic drama, a 55 year-old man leads a boring life with his 80 year-old mother, who tells him she gave [...]

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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