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

brown, 2004 LeDray, 1999-2000 1938, Dalí Warhol, 1964

Upcoming Events

Sep
3
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 3 @ 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 [...]
Sep
4
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 4 @ 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 [...]
5:00 pm First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour [...]
8:00 pm Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End: In an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage, a British couple returns to Paris, the city in which they spent their honeymoon many [...]
Sep
5
Fri
12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Blue and White, 1935, oil on canvas Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares: Some of the simplest forms – lines and geometric [...]

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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