Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford CT< Connecticut attraction

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT • Ph: 860-278-2670



Wadsworth Atheneum Museum is more than just the first public art institution in the United States. It was the first museum in America to begin collecting contemporary American art – resulting in its world renowned Hudson River School collection. It staged the first retrospective of Pablo Picasso in America; it was the first museum to both exhibit and purchase works by Surrealist artists – today almost every exhibition about Surrealism includes works borrowed from this collection. It were the first art museum to also have a theater – and it was the first to show Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints & 3 Acts – which was also produced by the museum.

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