Wadsworth Atheneum

Wadsworth Atheneum

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The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut. The Wadsworth is noted for its collections of European Baroque art, ancient Egyptian and Classical bronzes, French and American Impressionist paintings, masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as collections of early American furniture and decorative arts.

Founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, it is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States.

The museum is located at 600 Main Street in a distinctive castle-like building in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, the state’s capital. With 75,000 square feet of exhibition space, the museum is the largest art museum in the state of Connecticut. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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