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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 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

Virtual Programs

Art Basel Online Viewing Room Event
June 20, 2020

Virtual Experiences

AR Experience

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.

Digitally Reuniting Goltzius’s Adam & Eve 
Cabinet of Art and Curiosity goes Virtual  


Smart History

Wadsworth curators in conversation about art, history, and the collection.

The Triangle Trade and the Colonial Table, Sugar, Tea, and Slavery

Thought the Puritans were dour? Think again!

Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol

Homage to JFK: Rauschenberg’s Retroactive I

An Artifact of Racism: a Connecticut Klan robe

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Washing/Tracks/Maintenance: Outside (July 23, 1973)

Cheap Thrills: Coney Island during the Great Depression


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.⁣⁣



Wadsworth Welcome logo

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.