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 a special exhibition, American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (October 2, 2010-January 17, 2011).

From Our Collection

brown, 2004 Adolphe-William Bouguereau 1855, Kensett 1773, Tiepolo

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Fri
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 [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 1 @ 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 [...]
5:30 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.

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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