Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum is Hartford's principal art museum.  Currently most of the outside is behind construction barricades, so it is a bit un-lovely.  But, the main entrance remains unscarred by the renovations, so long as I don't stand too far back.

An exhibition of Monet's water lilies opened this week.  This shot was taken in the fall.  There is probably snow, ice and crud there today.

17 comments:

Regina K said...

Impressionist art work is my favorite. I would love to see the Monet water lillies. Looks like a great building.

Birdman said...

Saw that wonderful show a few years back in Boston.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful entrance - it could grace one of our better universities, Oxford or Cambridge maybe. A fitting building for a lovely exhibition.

Sharon said...

A beautiful building with castle-like qualities.

Lois said...

I like those columns!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

That would be an exhibit I'd happily trek through the snow and crud to see.
Nice looking building too.

RedPat said...

I love Monet and that entrance looks so inviting! We got rid of all our snow the last 2 days but it is cold here again today.

EG Wow said...

The arches are beautifully shaped. I like the way you've positioned the middle one perfectly to frame the arch and door inside.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Lovely building but the revolving doors are a bit distracting (though necessary with your weather)... I would love to see the Monet exhibit and have seen the huge one at L'Orangerie.

Bises,
Genie

joo said...

It's so beautiful entrance - must be nice place to visit!

cieldequimper said...

Impressive but not too grand entrance which is good. Are you going to brave the snow to see the waterlilies?

Farmchick said...

A majestic, but quiet, looking entrance.

Halcyon said...

You have so much lovely architecture up there! I love the look of this old place. :)

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Randy said...

Nice entry but I think I would get rid of the revolving door.

SRQ said...

Snow, ice and crud? Sounds like perfect reasons to duck inside and enjoy the exhibit. Btw, the SDP mgt. has made a notation to repost the Christmas music link in the fall,

JM said...

Beautiful entrance!

Pagan Sphinx said...

As I've mentioned, I've been meaning to visit there but now I think I'll wait until the renovations are over before going back. I liked it there very much and lunch wasn't bad in the cafe, either.

Stay warm!