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

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Dec
28
Sun
11:00 am Jazz Brunch: Sting to Holiday Swing
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Holiday Swing
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Holiday Swing: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Dec 28 @ 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 [...]
2:00 pm Film: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
Film: Sagrada: The Mystery of Cr…
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
Film: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation: This documentary explores the fascinating story of the Sagrada Familia, a church in Barcelona that has been under construction [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
Dec
31
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Dec 31 @ 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 [...]

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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