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Oct
25
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Oct
26
Thu
Tour: Highlights
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

SOLD OUT: Austin House Visit
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located two miles from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford’s West End, the Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection and is the former home of A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927–1944. Click here for a complete description and photos of the house.

With a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund, guests are invited to visit the Austin House and also receive same-day admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Advance reservations are required, and groups are limited to 12 visitors. Guests will meet their docent at the Austin House, located at 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford.

Parking:
Parking is available in the driveway in front of the house. Restroom facilities are not available at the Austin House, and guests are encouraged to plan in advance for their comfort.

Accessibility:
To protect the carpeting and floor, guests will be provided with flexible shoe covers, or may remove their shoes at the front door. Due to its unusual architecture, the house is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator service to the second floor. Verbally-descriptive tours of non-accessible areas of the house are available with a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Reserve Your Visit:
Austin House visits are arranged on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:00 pm.

Thursdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 24 hours in advance.

Saturdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 48 hours in advance.

If available, “day-of” reservations may be made in-person at the Wadsworth.

 

Oct
27
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Gilded Age Happy Hour
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don your most dapper tweeds and beads to celebrate the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Enjoy the exhibition with with docent-guided tours, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks for purchase in the Bar Car pop-up bar, and revel in entertainment by Sea Tea Improv. Prizes awarded for best dressed! Stay for a screening of the classic film Ragtime at 8pm.

Free admission, drinks available for purchase.

 

Oct
28
Sat
Tour: Highlights
Oct 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: Highlights
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: Morgan: Mind of the Collector
Oct 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.

Tour: 3-in-30 Highlights
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join a docent for a 3-in-30 Highlights Tour—that’s three works of art to explore in 30 minutes!

Museum admission is free after 4pm. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Oct
29
Sun
Tour: Highlights
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.