The Wadsworth is open and operating at a limited capacity with timed entry. Hours are Fridays; noon – 8pm, Saturdays, & Sundays; noon – 5pm. Reserve your tickets at my.thewadsworth.org. Guided tours are available to the general public on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We care about your safety. Masks, social distancing, and a contactless temperature check required. Check our website for more information on how we are preparing for your visit.
Virtual Gallery Talks
Mimi Gross | I Love My Baby
December 10, 2020
The Amistad Center: Genesis & Collection Highlights
November 18, 2020
Meredith Chilton | The King’s Peas
November 22, 2020
Ali Banisadr | Ali Banisadr / MATRIX 185
October 23, 2020
An Evening with Mark Dion
October 21, 2020
James Prosek | Made in Connecticut
October 16, 2020
An Evening with Kate Malone
October 13, 2020
Linda Roth | Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture
September 29, 2020
Ivan Day | Ice Cream in the Age of Enlightenment
September 20, 2020
Jeffrey Munger | Pleasing the Eye and Palate
September 10, 2020
Janna Israel | Titus in a Monk’s Habit
August 14, 2020
An Evening with James Prosek, featuring Lindsey Fyfe
December 6, 2020
The Long March: The Black Freedom Movement
October 8, 2020
Second Saturdays for Families: Latinx Heritage Day
October 10, 2020
Second Saturdays for Families: Season’s Harvest
September 12, 2020
Hartford Seen Panel Discussion
July 23, 2020
Art Basel Online Viewing Room Event
June 20, 2020
Discover the world of Artemisia Gentileschi and see how her masterpiece Self-Portrait as a Lute Player (1615-18) would look in your own space. Download the free BLVRD Features app on your Apple device.
Avery Court installation Artists Respond to the Modern World
This tour was made possible by Defining Studios.
Morgan Great Hall: American and European Paintings
This tour was sponsored by Art Bridges.
Cabinet of Art and Curiosity
This project was made possible by a grant from the French American Museum Exchange (FRAME).
Quick Sessions Live with #UNLOAD
Brandy Culp, Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts, joins Mary Himes, co-founder of #UNLOAD, for a conversation about Samuel and Elizabeth Colt, their collection, and the power of art and design to influence social change.
MATRIX 174 artist Vanessa German, and Director of Education Anne Butler Rice join the co-founders of #UNLOAD for a conversation about art, gun violence, and social change.
FRAME Digital Projects
The French American Museum Exchange (FRAME) has awarded the Wadsworth a grant to fund two digital content creation projects which provides new opportunities for interaction with the collection beyond the museum walls. The Wadsworth’s painting of Adam by the Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius and its Cabinet of Art and Curiosity, will engage companion works in the collections of FRAME member institutions Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes.
Wadsworth curators in conversation about art, history, and the collection.
Past Exhibition Video Highlights
Sam Messer / MATRIX 178: Denis the Pirate
October 5, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Artist Sam Messer recounts making his film Denis the Pirate, a short animation narrated by actor Liev Schreiber based on a story written for Sam’s daughter by the author Denis Johnson. Denis the Pirate premiered at the Wadsworth in Fall 2017 as a MATRIX installation. To recreate Denis’s tale of immoral behavior at sea, Messer created thousands of meticulously detailed prints and drawings that flash across the screen to an original soundtrack by Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Colin Stetson. This clip was edited by Eleanor Gaver.
Bed Furnishings in Early America: An Intimate Look
September 26, 2018–January 27, 2019
Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019
Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage
June 2, 2018–August 26, 2018
February 10, 2018–May 6, 2018
Launched in August of 2016 the Wadsworth Welcome program currently has 4,625 card holders. 54 different languages are spoken in the homes of Wadsworth Welcome participants. The youngest cardholder is 12 years old and the oldest is age 95.