50 Years/50 Visits
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art—Connecticut’s flagship visual arts institution and the nation’s oldest continuously operating public art museum—is coming to your community! Explore Art from the Atheneum, an interactive discussion of highlights from the Atheneum’s collections for adults. Participants will learn more about the history of the museum and its diverse holdings through this hour-long exploration using poster reproductions of collection objects.
Docents are volunteer educators who guide visitors of all ages through the museum, giving tours and engaging guests in conversation about art. In celebration of the Docent Council’s 50th anniversary, Wadsworth Atheneum docents will visit 50 community sites across the state in 2018.
About the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art:
Founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth as a place for art on Main Street in Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of art is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States. The museum’s nearly 50,000 works of art span 5,000 years, from Greek and Roman antiquities to the first museum collection of American contemporary art. For more information visit thewadsworth.org.