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May
1
Sun
Fine Art & Flowers
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fine Art & Flowers

Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 35th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! During this three-day museum fundraiser, floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the permanent collection are showcased throughout the galleries. Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from throughout New England participate in this highly anticipated event by creating floral works of art for the public to enjoy.

Click here for more information.

Please note: A $3 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admission prices during Fine Art & Flowers.

 

Tour: Gothic to Goth
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
2
Mon
Museum Closed
May 2 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

May
3
Tue
Museum Closed
May 3 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

May
4
Wed
Tour: Highlights
May 4 @ 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.

 

May
5
Thu
No First Thursday
May 5 all-day

First Thursdays are on hiatus. Check back for updates!

 

Spring Day Art Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 5 all-day

Day Art Tours are organized by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art & The Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library

Prepare to be amazed by Elizabeth Louise Vigee LeBrun’s portraits of French aristocrats straight from the galleries of the Grand Palais,  and take a private, docent-led tour exploring the retrospective legacy of this talented artists.

Depart from The Met at 2:30 pm with the group and head Uptown to one of New York City’s best kept secrets, The Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library–a boasting Beaux Arts mansion with sculpture garden. Take a docent-led tour of this National Historic Landmark and see its popular “Sorella Room.”

Tickets: $105; $95 members, includes transportation, admission, guided tours, and gratuities.

Bus Times:
Departs Manchester: 7:30 am
Departs West Hartford: 8 am
Departs New York City: 4:30 pm

Please Note: Effective immediately, Day Art Tours will no longer depart from the University of Connecticut, West Hartford campus parking LOT B at 1345 Trout Brook Drive. The new departure point for participants west of the Connecticut River is the Park & Ride Lot off CT-71, approximately 1/2 mile south of West Farms Mall in New Britain. Entrance to the Park & Ride Lot is on the right side of the street across from Target, offering easy access to I84 East, and I84 West.

Click here for more information, access to the registration form, and the full Spring Day Art Tours schedule.

 

Tour: Highlights
May 5 @ 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.

 

May
6
Fri
Tour: Highlights
May 6 @ 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.

 

May
7
Sat
Tour: Highlights
May 7 @ 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.