Top Menu

Archived Media

Archived Media

Press Releases

 

2016
Nov. 18 – Wadsworth Atheneum Presents 43rd Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
Nov. 1 – John Trumbull Paintings Central to “Visualizing American Independence” at Wadsworth Atheneum
Oct. 5 – First U.S. Exhibition by Artist Dulce Chacón Explores Human Feats and Failures in the Frontiers of Air and Space
Sept. 23 – Grant S. Smith to Lead Development, Revitalize Fundraising Initiatives at Wadsworth Atheneum
Sept. 9 – First Major Photography Survey in 27 Years to Open at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Aug. 16 – Francisco de Zurbarán’s “Saint Serapion” Returns to Galleries at Wadsworth Atheneum
May 23 – Exhibition to Highlight Diversity of Contemporary Artists, Artworks
May 10 – Works by Salomon van Ruysdael and Kehinde Wiley Among Newest Acquisitions by Wadsworth Atheneum
April 21 – “Vanessa German / MATRIX 174” to Confront Social Issues of Race and Violence Beginning June 9
March 25 – Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Names Anne Butler Rice New Director of Education

2015
Dec. 17 – Tom Loughman Appointed 11th Director and C.E.O. of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Nov. 23 – Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Welcomes Seven New Appointees to Board of Trustees
Nov. 18 – Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Appoints Henry R. Martin 30th President of the Board of Trustees
Nov. 17 – Susan L. Talbott Appointed to Rank of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by French Minister of Culture
UPDATED Oct. 16 – “Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls” Opens Oct. 17 at Wadsworth Atheneum
Sept. 21 – Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s MATRIX 173 Features Artist Mark Dion
Aug. 31 – Unveiling of Galleries Marks Completion of Major Renovation, Secures Future for Wadsworth Atheneum
Aug. 26 – Commissioned Artwork by Jack Pierson Illuminates Hartford’s Main Street at Wadsworth Atheneum
Aug. 24 – Wadsworth Atheneum to Present First Exhibition to Pair the Work of Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe
July 1 – Wadsworth Atheneum Celebrates Grand Reopening with Original Artwork by Artist James Welling

June 30 – Wadsworth Atheneum Celebrates Grand Reopening with Original Artwork by Artist James Welling
June 23 – Director’s Choice Exhibition Examines Contemporary Portraiture in Photography at Wadsworth Atheneum
June 23 – Exhibition Exploring Connecticut Artist’s Influence on 20th Century Art Opens July 3
June 1 – Advance Exhibition Schedule 2015 – 2016
May 18 – “Mark Bradford / MATRIX 172” Opens June 4 at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

April 16 – Student Artworks Take Center Stage at the 42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
UPDATED March 23 – 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers Takes Place May 1 – 3 at Wadsworth Atheneum
March 12 – Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Acquires Folk Art Masterpiece
Jan. 21 – “Michael C. McMillen / MATRIX 171: SIDESHOW” Opens Jan. 31 at Wadsworth Atheneum
Jan. 21 – New Galleries of Post-War and Contemporary Art to be Unveiled at Wadsworth Atheneum
Jan. 13 – Wadsworth Atheneum’s Board of Trustees Steps Up to Support Museum with $1.5 Million

2014
Dec. 19 – Susan L. Talbott to Retire as Director and C.E.O. of Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec. 15 – America’s Oldest Public Art Museum To Present First Exhibition Exploring Coney Island Through Visual Art
Dec. 11 – Prestigious Goodwin Medal Awarded to David W. Dangremond by Wadsworth Atheneum

Dec. 2 – Wadsworth Atheneum Welcomes Seven New Appointees to Board of Trustees
Nov. 25 – Rarely-Exhibited 18th Century Tapestries on View
Nov. 11 – Wadsworth Atheneum Presents 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions Dec. 5 – 14
Nov. 6 – Wadsworth Atheneum Awarded International Grant to Restore Seminal Work by Francisco de Zurbaran
Oct. 15 – The POSH Sale Returns to The Design Center This Fall
Oct. 6 – America’s Oldest Public Art Museum To Present First Exhibition Exploring Coney Island Through Visual Art
Sept. 29 – Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170 Opens Oct. 2 at Wadsworth Atheneum
Sept. 24 – Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $750K to Fund Reinstallation and Related Programming
June 4 – Wadsworth Atheneum’s MATRIX 169 Features New Work by Ruben Ochoa
May 7 – Wadsworth Atheneum Awards Scholarships to Hartford Public School Students
May 1 – Wadsworth Atheneum Receives Bequest From Stephen Gray Collection of American Arts and Crafts
March 28 – Rare Work by Artemisia Gentileschi Acquired by the Wadsworth Atheneum
March 27 – European Masterworks From the Permanent Collection on View While Museum Undergoes Renovation
March 10 – Wadsworth Atheneum Presents 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers, April 25-27
Feb. 12 – Wadsworth Atheneum to Unveil Renewed Buildings and Collections in 2015
Feb. 6 – Wadsworth Atheneum Premieres New Work By Allison Schulnik
Jan. 24 – Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $9.6 Million Bequest From Estate of Charles H. Schwartz
Jan. 13 – Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $5 Million From State to Complete Renovation

2013
Oliver Tostmann Appointed as New Curator of European Art
Wadsworth’s First Collection-Based Photography Exhibition in Nearly a Decade
Virgil Marti / MATRIX 167: Ode to a Hippie Opens Aug. 1
Wadsworth Receives $3 Million from Connecticut State Bond Commission to Fund Renovation Project
Tony Smith’s Amaryllis and George Washington Memorial Return to Main Street
Landmark Exhibition Brings Together Five Works by Caravaggio
Capital City Canvas Project Lauches Two Public Art Installations
Seven Hundred Years of French Painting in Medieval to Monet, Oct. 19, 2012 – Jan. 27, 2013
Ahmed Alsoudani / MATRIX 165 Opens Sept. 6
The Museum Collects Showcases Five Years of Acquisitions

2012
Ulrich Birkmaier Appointed as New Chief Conservator
Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $2 Million from Connecticut State Bond Commission
Wadsworth Atheneum Presents its Newest Acquisition, James Nares’ STREET
Masters Of French Painting Catalog To Be Published in 2012
Artist in Residency Program Lightens Up With MATRIX Artist Jan Tichy
Wadsworth Atheneum Presents 39th Annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Jan Tichy / MATRIX 164 Features Site-Specific Installation Inspired by Museum’s History and Collections
Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond Opens March 24

2011
Video Exhibition Highlights Wadsworth Atheneum’s History
Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $21,000 From NEA to Support MATRIX Exhibition Series
Wadsworth Atheneum Commemorates Civil War’s 150th Anniversary in New Collection Installation
Claire Beckett / MATRIX 163 Opens Nov. 3
Robin Jaffee Frank Named Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
Wadsworth Atheneum to Receive Significant NEH Funding
Wadsworth Atheneum Presents Photography by Patti Smith
Shaun Gladwell / MATRIX 162 Opens June 2
Wadsworth Atheneum’s Morgan Great Hall Opens to the Public

Program & Event Listings

2014
December
November  
October 
September 
August 
July 
June 
May 
April
March
February