600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103 Tel: (860) 278-2670 Fax: (860) 527-0803 C.E.O.: Mr. Peter Sutton Admission: fee: adult-$7.00. child-free.
Attendance: 160.000 Established: 1842 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: metered on street and commercial lots.
Facilities: Architecture (Gothic Revival,
Activities: Concerts; Education Programs: Films: Gallery Talks: Guided Tours; Lectures;
Temporary Exhibitions: Traveling Exhibitions.
Wadsworth Atheneum Collection
Publications: annual report; collection catalogue: exhibition catalogues: gallery guides; magazine (quarterly).
Wadsworth Atlieneum Photo Gallery
Founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. the Wadsworth Atheneum is Americas oldest public art museum. In addition to displaying a portion of its permanent collection of over 50,000 objects, the museum presents more than ten special exhibitions per year. The Atheneums permanent collection includes Egyptian. Greek, and Roman bronzes; Renaissance and baroque paintings; the largest collection of Hudson River School landscapes in the United States; French and American Impressionist paintings: and 20th-century masterpieces.
Wadsworth Atheneum Staff
Middletown Wesleyan University – Davison Art Center (DAC)
301 High St. Middletown, CT 06459-0487 Tel: (860) 685-2500 Fax: (860) 685-2501
Internet Address: www.wesleyan.edu/dac/homehtml Curator: Ms. Stephanie Wiles Admission: free.
Attendance: 6,000 Established: 1952 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: N Parking: nearby on-street parking.
Open: September to Early June, Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4pm.
Wadsworth Atheneum Director
Closed: Academic Holidays, Legal Holidays.
Facilities: Architecture (1838-1840 Alsop House); Library (3.000 volumes); Reading Room. Activities: Gallery Talks: Lectures.
Exterior view of Wadsworth Atheneum (1844), designed by Ithiel Town and A. -J. Davis. Photograph courtesy of Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. Connecticut.
Wesleyan University – Davison Art Center
The collection is augmented frequently, with works that contribute to the educational mission of the Center. The Centers print collection includes work by Diirer, Rembiandt. Italian Renaissance artists. Goya, Manet, Millet, and modern and contemporary American artists, especially Jim Dine, along with a substantial collection of Japanese woodcuts.
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The photography collection ranges from the 1840s to the present and includes works by Muybridge, Atget, Steichen, Bourke-White, Maik. and Irager. The drawings in the Centers collection include works by many important French and American artists, such as Lalanne. Sargent, and Whistler. The painting collection is unall, but also of high quality (e.g, Charles Sheeler). There is also a sculpture collection. Also of possible interest on campus is the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, dedicated to temporary exhibitions ol contemporary art in all media. Its exhibition program consists of 4-5 shows per year. The Zilkha Gallery is open Tues-Sun, noon-4pm; tel. 685-2684.
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