American Art

Our American art collection contains about 1000 paintings, 400 sculptures and 4,000 works on paper. In addition to the celebrated Hudson River School collection, other highlights include 18th-century portraits by Ralph Earl and John Singleton Copley, 19th-century still lifes by the Peale family, late 19th century trompe l’oeil paintings, and American modernism, with important paintings by Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keefe, and Andrew Wyeth. In addition, the sculpture collection includes works by noted artists such as Horatio Greenough, Harriet Hosmer, Gaston Lachaise, Elie Nadelman, Paul Manship, and Alexander Calder.

Works on paper by American artists were featured in the special exhibition, American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (October 2, 2010-January 17, 2011).

From Our Collection

1869, Kensett Murray, 1986 1741, Foisse 1827, Cole

Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 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 [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
7:00 pm Film: The Great Passage
Film: The Great Passage
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: The Great Passage
Film: The Great Passage: An introverted and unsuccessful salesman is asked to finish a new modern dictionary. After humbly accepting the daunting job, he dedicates [...]
Aug
24
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 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 [...]
2:00 pm Film: The Great Passage
Film: The Great Passage
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: The Great Passage
Film: The Great Passage: An introverted and unsuccessful salesman is asked to finish a new modern dictionary. After humbly accepting the daunting job, he dedicates [...]

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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