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

Close, 2007 Humphrey, 1958 1650, Sweerts Hanson, 1971

Upcoming Events

Aug
29
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 29 @ 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 [...]
Aug
30
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
Aug
31
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Aug 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 [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Aug 31 @ 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