European Art

The European Art collection contains about 900 paintings, 500 sculptures, and 3,500 works on paper, ranging from the medieval to the modern period.

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s European collection is particularly strong in Italian Baroque painting, with major examples by Caravaggio, Orazio Gentileschi, and Bernardo Strozzi. Surrealist art is also strongly represented including works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, and René Magritte. Additionally, there are some very famous works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, William Holman Hunt, and Joseph Wright of Derby.

Search the European Art Collection
Use this link to search for objects in the European Art collection. Please note: digitizing artworks is an ongoing process, so this search is not representative of the museum’s entire collection. You can identify objects that are currently on view via the Object Description box, in the “Currently on view?” field.

Updates to our database are made weekly, so if you plan to visit the museum to see a specific work of art please call the Information Desk in advance of your visit at (860) 838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to ensure availability.

Browse our curator’s collection highlights using the gallery below.
Images below do not reflect what is currently on view.