Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-278-2670
Fax: (860) 527-0830
Region: Hartford County

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest public art museum in the United States, was founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth, one of the first important American patrons of the arts. Its collections of nearly 50,000 works of art span 5,000 years and feature the Morgan collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and European decorative arts; world-renowned baroque and surrealist paintings; an unsurpassed collection of Hudson River School landscapes; European and American Impressionist paintings; modernist masterpieces; the Serge Lifar collecton of Ballets Russes drawings and costumes; the George A. Gay collection of prints; the Wallace Nutting collection of American colonial furniture and decorative arts; the Samuel Colt firearms collection; costumes and textiles; African American art and artifacts; and contemporary art.

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Meeting Facility
  • Theatre Capacity: 284
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 350
  • Space Notes: SPACE RECEPTION SEATED DINNER Aetna Theater 284 n/a Avery Court 350 200 (20 tables of 10) Morgan Great Hall 150 100 (10 tables of 10) Gengras Court (outdoor) 125 60 Hartford Courant Room 50 50 (5 tables of 10) Loctite Lobby 100 30 (3 tables of 10) Morgan Main Lobby 50 30 Museum CafĂ© 75 60 Betty Roberts Room 25 12
  • Meeting: Largest Square Footage: 3,500
  • F&B: Prepared On-site:
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Outdoor/Tent: 120
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Banquet: 300
  • Meeting: Largest Capacity - Theater: 284