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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Address: 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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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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The American Art Collection rivals New York Museums!

My travel companion majored in fine art and was blown away by the collection of American (and European) art at this local gem. We were there for 6 hours, including one hour for... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My travel companion majored in fine art and was blown away by the collection of American (and European) art at this local gem. We were there for 6 hours, including one hour for lunch at their little cafe, and there was quite a bit that we didn't get to see. We go to the Whitney Museum of American Art in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just because February is the shortest month of the year doesn’t mean there isn’t much to do at the Wadsworth. From films to gallery dance performances to wonderful exhibits, check out their website to get up to the minute activities. When I was there, DancEnlight performed a dance that was inspired by the Utamaro and the Lure of Japan exhibit.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice building. Location is inconvenient. Unfortunately I kept comparing it to the MFA in Boston. It didn't hold up. I've heard so much about it so I'm glad I finally went

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place lots of history. Family friendly, affordable free to city residents. Flexible hours to visitors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked at the Wadsworth years ago and recently went with my family for a return visit - and was I impressed! This museum never stops changing and growing - the new "curiosities" section was amazing! All the little geegaws and artifcacts from seashells to feathers to natural oddities showcased in one area to gape at in awe. I could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still great, with a new director injecting vigor into the collection,mand exciting new exhibitions. I have been coming here since I was a child, and had not visited in many years. It was a pleasant surprise!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has such a wonderful display of pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary Art. My friends and I visit the museum often.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I attended the Taste of Hartford event here. We were so pleasantly surprised that the interior was completely redone and it is stunning. Definitely worth a trip!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful museum with lots of perks-First Thursday, Festival of trees are my favorites. Helpful staff and interesting exhibits. You can't go wrong visiting this gem. Only issue is parking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a quick stroll through the museum recently. I have been to the wadsworth many times but not since all of the galleries had reopened. The museum looks beautiful and the collections are outstanding. It is worth a visit.

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