Don’t Miss the Hudson River School Landscapes at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
March 15, 2016 | Admin
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art claims the honor of being the oldest continuously open public art museum anywhere in the United States thanks to Daniel Wadsworth. He founded the museum in 1842 and opened it to the public two years later. This isn't its only claim to fame, either. The Wadsworth also was the first American museum to display pieces by Picasso, Dali, and other innovative painters.
Now more than 150 years later, it continues to draw crowds with its 50,000-piece collection. The works of art range from 5,000 years old all the way up to present day, but the signature exhibit has to be the Hudson River School landscapes. Yelp reviewers gush about the breadth and caliber of the Hudson River School collection, which resides at the museum alongside Impressionist works, Modernist pieces, and much, much more.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103