Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Thursday, November 14
9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the United States.  Founded by Daniel Wadsworth, its collections contains nearly 50,000 works of art and span 5,000 years of human history.  The museum features Greek and Roman antiquities and European decorative arts, world-renowned baroque and surrealist paintings, European and American Impressionist paintings, modernist masterpieces, American colonial furniture and decorative arts; the Samuel Colt firearms collection,  African American art and artifacts, and contemporary art. Daniel Wadsworth planned to establish “a Gallery of Fine Arts,” but he was persuaded to establish an “atheneum,” a term used in the nineteenth-century for a cultural institution with a library, works of art and artifacts, devoted to history, literature, art and science. Attendees will enjoy a guided tour, time to explore, and lunch in the café. Comfortable shoes and sunglasses are recommended!


Tour departs from the Convention Center.


  • Professional guide

  • Museum admission fee and lunch


An additional registration fee of $54 is required in advance of the event.


Photos courtesy of Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum