Premier Membership

Membership at the Premier-level offers an elite affiliation with the museum. Benefits include exclusive access to curators, invitations to private opening parties, exhibition previews, and social events, travel and educational opportunities, personal handling of special requests and VIP services, free admission for two people to forty-two reciprocal art museums, ten percent discount at the Museum Shop, eligibility to join the Decorative Arts Council and Contemporary Coalition, and recognition in the Annual Report.  For more information about our premier membership, please contact our Membership Manager, Hilary Burrall, via email or by calling (860) 838-4095.

Premier Membership Levels & Benefits
All Premier Members receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission for two adults and related children under 18
  • Invitations to members only programming and events
  • Discounted tickets to public programs and films
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop and Café
  • Free admission to all regular films (excludes specially ticketed film events)
  • Free admission for two guests at each Art After Hours: First Thursday
  • Eight Guest Passes for free general museum admission at the Wadsworth
  • Reciprocal privileges in the North American Reciprocal Museum program with over 600 museums in the U.S., Canada and Central America
  • Reciprocal privileges at 51 additional prestigious museums nationwide

Atheneum Associates, $1,000-$2,499

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to an exclusive evening lecture and reception on a current exhibition
  • Invitation to one curator-led Roundtable Luncheon

Society of Daniel Wadsworth

Patron, $2,500-$4,999

  • All Atheneum Associates benefits, plus
  • Invitation to the Society of Daniel Wadsworth Annual Event
  • Invitation to an exclusive art day trip

Fellow, $5,000-$9,999

  • All benefits of Patron, plus
  • Invitation to a seminar
  • Two complimentary household memberships

Benefactor, $10,000-$14,999:

  • All benefits of Fellow, plus
  • Opportunity to participate in a special curator-led day trip
  • Advance notification for space limited events

Director’s Council, $15,000-$24,999

  • All benefits of Benefactor, plus
  • Conservation studio or “Behind the Scenes” tour Curator-led tour of the Austin House (based upon date availability)
  • Opportunity to participate in a director-led special event
  • Opportunity to host a private event at the museum

Chick Austin Circle, $25,000-$49,999

  • All benefits of Director’s Council, plus
  • A complimentary copy of one exhibition catalogue
  • One private art consultation with a curator
  • Opportunity to host a private event at the Austin House

J. PierPont Morgan Society $50,000 +

  • All benefits of the Chick Austin Circle, plus
  • Direct-line concierge service
  • One private VIP exhibition tour with a curator
  • Private dinner in the Betty Roberts Room with the Director and a curator

From Our Collection

The Beach at Berck, 1873 1844, Cole Hector Leroux, 1870 Smith, 1965

Upcoming Events

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 [...]
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 [...]
11:00 am Easter Jazz Brunch: Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio
Easter Jazz Brunch: Joe Carter S…
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Easter Jazz Brunch: Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Apr 20 @ 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 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Land and Sea: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

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Hours & Admission

Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

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