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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Address: 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911
Phone Number: +1 860-278-2670
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The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces...

The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.

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So much art, not enough time!

My boyfriend and I went during free admission hour (4-5 pm, not sure if that's everyday), and we wish we would've gone earlier! It's a lovely and relaxing art museum, with a lot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went during free admission hour (4-5 pm, not sure if that's everyday), and we wish we would've gone earlier! It's a lovely and relaxing art museum, with a lot of different styles to look at. They even had Monet, which I thought was fairly impressive. Great for a rainy, cold day activity!

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely museum. They have some great exhibits. The annual festival of trees is beautiful. There is also a very nice cafe inside opened for lunch. Well worth a visit.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An art museum with an amazing collection. Always a joy to visit and see the originals of famous artists.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed by this museum! I was not expecting such a good diverse collection! The museum is the right size for a day visit: they have a bit of everything, from baroque to contemporary art - including some amazing examples of american artists (including Sargent and the Hudson River school), impressionists (Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, and others) and surrealists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time visiting on a free admission Second Saturday. My 7 year old son and my 9 year old daughter enjoyed their first time to the Wadsworth. It helped to have some fun activities to try out. We only could keep them engaged for about an hour but they were interested in the art and many different exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth taking a detour into Hartford. Top notch Art Museum made possible because of a significant J Pierpont Morgan art collection given to the Atheneum. The collection is creatively displayed. Really wonderful breadth in the collection. They have it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three floors of wonderful art, sculpture and porcelains beautifully displayed and labeled. The cases are well lit and show of the collections well.

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Freeport, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me add my voice to those who have called this one of the very best museums in the US! The artwork exhibited is varied and sure to please a traditionalist like myself or a fan of contemporary works as well. The one-hour tour is a must-do! If every docent is as knowledgeable as the one who led our tour... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You would think an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut would be small, but you would be wrong. The museum is rather large with about 3 connected buildings from stark and modern to elegant and classical. They also vary between one and three floors, but aren’t always connected on the upper floors. At $15 the price is a little high, but... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is always a pleasure to visit the Wadsworth Athenaeum which is among America's oldest museums. There is great strength in American art from Colonial times through the ultra contemporary.

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