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Recent Announcements

July 9, 2019 – Transformative Acquisitions Join the Collection at Wadsworth Atheneum
June 13, 2019 – Twenty-Seven Major Artists Showcased in Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall
June 5, 2019 – Caroline Maddox joins the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art as Director of Advancement and Strategy
May 23, 2019 – Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Antonakos Neon Canvas
May 20, 2019 – Portraits by Tom Burr Propel MATRIX Exhibition Series at the Wadsworth Atheneum
April 30, 2019 – Renaissance Masterpiece comes to the Wadsworth Atheneum
March 22, 2019 – A Van Gogh Without a Doubt: The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Vase with Poppies c. 1886 is Authenticated
Jan. 31, 2019 – MATRIX 181 at the Wadsworth Atheneum features the paintings of Emily Mae Smith
Jan. 9, 2019 – Wadsworth Atheneum Brings Acclaimed Landline Series by Sean Scully to the Northeast
Dec. 31, 2018 – Wadsworth Atheneum Awards Goodwin Medal to Henry R. Martin
Dec. 12, 2018 – American Moderns in Watercolor: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Oct. 25, 2018 – Parallel Narratives: The Future of Period and Contemporary Design a panel discussion at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Sept. 17, 2018 – MATRIX 180 at Wadsworth Atheneum Presents the First American showing of the Large-scale Installation “War and Pieces” by Artist Bouke de Vries
Aug. 29, 2018 – Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibition Examines the Impact of War on Surrealist Imagery
June 13, 2018 – MATRIX 179 at Wadsworth Atheneum Marks U.S. Premier for British Artist Conrad Shawcross
May 2, 2018 – Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Landscapes by Renowned Hartford Artist at Wadsworth Atheneum
March 22, 2018 – Herbert Ferber Retrospective On View Now at Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec.15, 2017 – Edward Gorey’s Illustrations and Art Collection Unite in Unprecedented Exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum
Sept. 28, 2017 – MATRIX 178 Premiers Sam Messer’s Newly-Completed Animation “Denis the Pirate” at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Sept. 19, 2017 – More Than 100 Objects Illuminate Groundbreaking Art Collection of Financier J. Pierpont Morgan
Aug. 29, 2017 – Scandinavian Landscapes at Wadsworth Atheneum
May 31, 2017 – Mika Tajima Contemplates Technology and Contemporary Life in MATRIX 177
May 18, 2017 – Highlights, Rediscoveries of American Design Trends On View in Exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
April 18, 2017 – MoMA Paintings by Warhol, Lichtenstein Featured in Pop Art Exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Feb. 2, 2017 – Brazilian Conceptual Artist Valeska Soares Featured in Wadsworth Atheneum’s 176th MATRIX Exhibition
Jan. 20, 2017 – Wadsworth Atheneum Appoints Brandy S. Culp as Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts
Jan. 6, 2017 – UPDATED – Japanese Masterpieces Reunited for First Time in More Than a Century at Wadsworth Atheneum


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