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

1753, Hallé 1872, Pissarro 1897, Andre Greenfield-Sanders, 2008

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 [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 23 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]

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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