Hours: Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, July 4. Closed at 3pm December 24, December 31, and day before Thanksgiving.
Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity through Modernism as well as American art from the 1600s through today. The Wadsworth is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States, opening to the public in 1844. Today, visitors find captivating and innovative programs mining the iconic holdings and offering new stories that illustrate the breadth and quality of the museum’s collection.