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.
Explores the principles that revolutionized art and design in the early 1900s
Italian drawings from the Renaissance to the Rococo period
A three-dimensional sculpture made from two-dimensional material
A variety of “hair” works
Explores the transformation of food and dining in 18th-century Europe
Explore a single masterwork from the Age of Enlightenment