Premier Membership

Membership at the Premier level offers an elite affiliation with the Wadsworth Atheneum. 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 Premier Membership please call our Membership Department at (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 every First Thursday After Hours
  • 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 Patron benefits, plus

  • Invitation to a seminar
  • Two complimentary household memberships

Benefactor, $10,000-$14,999:
All Fellow benefits, 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 Benefactor benefits, 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 Director’s Council benefits, 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 Chick Austin Circle benefits, 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

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

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 22 @ 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 [...]
Oct
23
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 23 @ 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 [...]
7:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]
Oct
24
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 24 @ 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 [...]
Oct
25
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 25 @ 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