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Women’s Committee

Women’s Committee

Founded in 1950, the Women’s Committee at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is a group of dedicated volunteers working to help ensure the vitality of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating public art museum for generations to come.

The Women’s Committee organizes two time-honored annual fundraising events, Festival of Trees & Traditions and Fine Art & Flowers, which directly support the museum’s mission to preserve and present the inspiring works of art held in its collections. Both endeavors offer Women’s Committee members opportunity to volunteer their time and talents to support, plan, and staff these critical cultural and artistic events.

Day Art Tours, which are organized by the Women’s Committee and offered to all museum members, are sell-out bus trips showcasing the top museums and cultural institutions in the Northeast. To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Day Art Tours will not be hosted until further notice. 


Women’s Committee membership is open to all current members of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Women’s Committee membership fee is $50.

As a member of the Women’s Committee, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Monthly meetings—held on the second Wednesday from September through May—featuring Women’s Committee updates as well as special programs and museum events updates from Wadsworth Atheneum staff
  • Discussions with museum staff and community representatives on a variety of arts-related topics
  • Plentiful, varied opportunities to volunteer

To learn more about participating in the Women’s Committee, please call the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Membership Office at (860) 838-4171 or email