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.
The Wadsworth 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.
Silk satin embroidered dress from the House of Worth
Theater-set and costume designs in 30 drawings and watercolors by renowned designers & painters
Alongside artists of the late-19th century, contemporary artists move beyond traditional narratives of Black Christianity.