Education

Our Education Department is committed to making the museum and its art works more accessible to all visitors. We provide a full roster of educational programming for all ages that enrich and entertain and promote lifelong learning. Year-round education activities include school and teacher programs, student and public tours, Guide-by-Cell audio tours, downloadable audio tours, lectures, gallery talks, Second Saturdays for Families, Community Days, studio classes, artist residencies, concerts and films.

Explore our educational offerings using the links below, learn about our docent program or visit our calendar to view upcoming programs.

Adult Programs
Adult programs include talks, tours, films, concerts, classes, workshops and lectures. Learn more about adult group tours, or view a list of upcoming adult programs on our calendar.
Family Programs
Our family programs provide the perfect way to explore art with your family during free events like Community Days and Aetna Second Saturdays for Families! View a list of our upcoming family programs.
School & Teacher Programs

Expand the walls of your classroom by incorporating our permanent collection and special exhibitions into your curriculum. Explore our listing of docent-guided tours for grades PreK through 12 as well as our complete menu of school & teacher programs.

University Programs
Our university programs provide both college students and their professors with diverse opportunities to deeply connect with art, its history, and the field of museum work. Learn more about our university programs, collegiate-level tours, and internship opportunities.

From Our Collection

1789, David 1832, Maclise Ukeles, 1973 1867, Bierstadt

Upcoming Events

Apr
12
Sat
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 [...]
Apr
18
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 18 @ 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 [...]
Apr
19
Sat
1:00 pm CANCELED: Homeschoolers’ Series: An Introduction to Teaching Core Subjects through the Visual Arts
CANCELED: Homeschoolers’ Series:…
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED: Saturday Homeschoolers’ Series: An Introduction to Teaching Core Subjects through the Visual Arts: Part three of a professional development series aimed at training homeschooling [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 19 @ 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: Land and Sea
Tour: Land and Sea
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Land and Sea: 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