Beginning with just seventy-nine paintings and three sculptures in 1844, today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of European and American Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Costumes & Textiles, and Contemporary Art. The museum has recently completed a 5--year renovation, renewing 32 galleries and 15 public spaces in the historic, Beaux-Arts Morgan Memorial Building, to display its collection.
Museum is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 museums and historic sites. The Art Pass, which is good for a year, includes one-day admission to each museum.
Vase tells of an extraordinary moment in the history of the Manufactory at Sèvres
80 objects explore the interests and influences of this iconic cultural figure
Artworks in various media by Hartford K-12 students
More than fifty paintings and studies completed after travels abroad
More than two centuries of art portraying animals wild and tame, familiar and exotic
Abstract metal constructions and Minimalist paintings, including some never before exhibited
Exploring flatness/depth; movement/fixed image; reflection/translucency; identity, and more
Interrelationship between Surrealism and war in both Europe and America during WWII