Morgan Great Hall -- named after Junius Spencer Morgan from the famous financier family -- has been rehung salon-style with 95 paintings from the Atheneum's European collection.
"Salon-style" refers to a tightly packed, multi-level approach to hanging artwork, illustrated in this 1749 painting, The Picture Gallery of Cardinal Sylvio Valenti Gonzaga, by Giovanni Paolo Panini.
The Wadsworth Atheneum is the country's oldest continuously operating art museum. Founded in 1842, the original building is a castle-like Gothic Revival structure designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. With four other connected buildings from different periods, it now houses 50,000 artworks.