Museum hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American
experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection
of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing
European art from antiquity to contemporary as well as American art from
the 1600s through today. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the
oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States,
opening its doors to the public in 1844.