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 through our programming for PreK - 12 students and educators.

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, college and university tours, and internship program.

From Our Collection

Dion, 2001 1855, Church Wojnarowicz, 1990 1935, Mondrian

Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Sat
all-day Envisionfest Community Day: The View from Here
Envisionfest Community Day: The …
Sep 20 all-day
Envisionfest Community Day: The View from Here
Envisionfest Community Day: The View from Here: Explore a new point of view at the third annual Envisionfest Hartford – a citywide family-friendly festival that [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
Sep
21
Sun
11:00 am Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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