The Archives

The Archives, accessible to scholars and students by appointment, contain the historical records of the museum, dating from its founding in 1842 to the present. These include official documents, photographs, correspondence, motion pictures, video and audiotapes of museum events, oral histories, catalogs, bulletins, annual reports, and memorabilia. The more than 300,000 pages of documents preserved include correspondence with figures in the art world such as John Trumbull, Benjamin West, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Thomas Cole, J. Pierpont Morgan, Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, Alexander Calder, Piet Mondrian, Le Corbusier, Alfred Barr, Philip Johnson, Lincoln Kirstein, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, and Andrew Wyeth.

To schedule an appointment, please contact:
Eugene R. Gaddis
William G. DeLana Archivist
(860) 838-4031

From Our Collection

Stamos, 1958 Felix Francis Georges Philbert Ziem Whittredge Gursky, 2000

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 [...]
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 [...]
all-day Fine Art & Flowers
Fine Art & Flowers
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
Fine Art & Flowers: Welcome spring at our annual fundraiser Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection [...]

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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