European

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection of European art, which includes nearly nine hundred paintings and eight hundred drawings, counts as one of the finest in the United States. Ranging from gilded icons of the Renaissance to notable works by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, the collection contains masterpieces of Italian, French and Spanish art. Renowned paintings by Caravaggio, Orazio Gentileschi, and Bernardo Strozzi highlight the exceptionally strong collection of seventeenth-century Italian works. The Museum also has a distinguished group of French paintings, with a particular emphasis on nineteenth-century Barbizon and Impressionist artists. Known for having been among the forerunners in the acquisition of Surrealist paintings, the Wadsworth Atheneum has early masterpieces by Max Ernst, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dali, and is also recognized internationally for its Serge Lifar Collection of Ballets Russes costume and set designs.

From Our Collection

Ligon, 1994 Downing, 1966 17th century, van Hoogstraten 1799, Robert

Upcoming Events

Sep
3
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 3 @ 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 [...]
Sep
4
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 4 @ 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 [...]
5:00 pm First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour [...]
8:00 pm Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End: In an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage, a British couple returns to Paris, the city in which they spent their honeymoon many [...]
Sep
5
Fri
12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Blue and White, 1935, oil on canvas Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares: Some of the simplest forms – lines and geometric [...]

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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