The Wadsworth Atheneum

Here is Renee's interview with Tom Loughman, Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art!

He chats about a handful of exciting upcoming events and exhibits, including the 46th Annuals Festival of Trees and Traditions! The festival takes place November 29th through December 8th and you don't want to miss it!

Listen below for all of the details:

46th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions

November 29–December 8, 2019

Established in 1973 by the Women’s Committee as a museum fundraising event, Festival of Trees & Traditions has become an annual holiday custom for visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries throughout the week. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Purchase a tree or wreath for your home or donate it to a local charity.

Public hours for viewing the Festival of Trees & Traditions are 10am–5pm. The museum will be open on Monday and Tuesday during this time.

Please note: The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

  • Members: $3
  • Hartford Residents: $3
  • Adults: $18
  • Seniors: $15
  • Students: $8
  • Youth (age 17 & under): $3

Please Note: The Wadsworth Atheneum usually waives admission fees every Wednesday–Sunday from 4–5 pm. Guests visiting the museum at these times during the Festival of Trees & Traditions fundraiser will be charged $3 for their admission.

Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.

For more information on current and upcoming exhibits, visit:

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