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.
More than fifty paintings and studies completed after travels abroad
Interrelationship between Surrealism and war in both Europe and America during WWII
Monumental sculpture, models, and drawings reflect an interest in philosophy and scientific theory
Paintings, pastels, photographs, and layered aluminum Stack sculptures, some never before seen by the public
26-foot installation inspired by sophisticated 18th-century European banquet table centerpieces