College & University

Faculty Resources

Group Tours
We encourage visits by college and university classes and groups. Request a docent-guided visit or set your own pace by self-guiding through the galleries. Contact our Group Visit Associate at (860) 838-4046 to book a visit today.

Faculty can also browse and schedule tours online.

Faculty Mailing List
Join our faculty mailing list to receive reminders of upcoming special exhibitions, lectures, internship application deadlines, and university events via email. It’s easy! Send us an email with your name, university/college affiliation, address, and telephone number.

Discovery Pass
Book a docent-guided visit for your students and receive a Discovery Pass. This one-time free pass allows professors to explore our permanent collection and special exhibitions as they prepare for their students’ upcoming tour and plan connections to their classroom teaching. This pass expires at the time of the class visit.

For more information about Educator Memberships call our Membership Office at (860) 838-4171 or visit our Personal Memberships page.

Student Resources

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art offers a variety of paid internships for undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students. Internships introduce students to museum careers through defined projects under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Learn more about Internships.

Additional Resources

Auerbach Art Library
The 43,000-volume Auerbach Art Library is one of the most comprehensive museum libraries in New England. Research appointments can be scheduled for Fridays from 10am–5pm.

Institutional Members
Students and faculty of universities and colleges that are Institutional Members receive FREE ADMISSION with a valid student/faculty ID and are NOT charged for guided or self-guided visits. View a list of Institutional Members.

Interested in becoming an Institutional Member? Call (860) 838-4060 for more information.