Adult Group Tours

Looking to add a cultural destination to your itinerary? Visit the oldest public art museum in the United States! View 50,000 years of art history in a single visit while touring our galleries of outstanding Renaissance and Baroque paintings, the Morgan collection of European decorative arts, the Wallace Nutting collection of American colonial furniture and decorative arts, costumes and textiles, African American art, Hudson River School landscape paintings, European and American Impressionist paintings, modern and Surrealist masterpieces, and contemporary art of diverse media.

To learn more, or to schedule your group tour, please call 860-838-4046.

Available Themes for Group Tours:

Highlights of the Collection
With so many objects to choose from, every highlights tour is unique. Let our docents introduce you to works you haven’t seen before, or surprise you with new ways of looking at old favorites and deepen your appreciation for the our collection.

Special Exhibition
Select from current and upcoming exhibitions. View our current exhibitions and future exhibitions.

Hudson River School Collection
America’s first national school of landscape painting created panoramas that glorified the serene wonders of the American wilderness.

Historic Hartford
Make a day of it in Hartford and visit three of the city’s cultural crown jewels including The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Let us help you create a memorable experience, themed to match your group’s interests and showcasing the breadth of these museums. Your group will enjoy a cultural immersion that’s rich in history, literature and art. Visit all three sites at the special reduced rate of $25/person.

Festival of Trees & Traditions, December 
Festival of Trees & Traditions is an annual holiday event that celebrates artists, organizations and individuals in the community who have designed and donated creative and fanciful trees, wreaths, and other holiday items. Musical entertainment, art activities for children, and the opportunity to purchase holiday items make Festival a cherished occasion at the start of the holidays. Please consider these notes when making a reservation: The museum is open to the public on Tuesday during Festival. The museum opens to the public at 10 am on weekdays as well as the weekend.

Fine Art & Flowers, April 25-27, 2014
Celebrate spring with the annual Fine Art & Flowers fundraising event. Masterworks from the museum’s permanent collection are paired with imaginative floral arrangements and create stunning interpretations and tributes to the art. Special events are scheduled daily including a docent tour, garden and flower talks, floral arrangement demonstrations, and a garden boutique featuring hand-made arts and crafts for sale by local artisans.

From Our Collection

Bey, 1996 1833, Ward The Beach at Berck, 1873 1732, Chardin

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 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 [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 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 [...]
7:00 pm Film: Of Horses and Men
Film: Of Horses and Men
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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 [...]
12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Allan D’Arcangelo, Here and now, 1963, liquitex on canvas with mirror Gallery Talk: Art Traffic: Edd Russo, Head Registrar, and Mary Busick, Registrar for Loans [...]

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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