The top photo is one room at the Wadsworth Atheneum for which they were lead funders.
The smaller photo to the left is the entrance to the Atheneum, also funded by Helen and Harry Gray. The space features a mural by Sol Lewitt, a Hartford native who was one of the leaders of conceptualism. Lewitt believed that the important thing about art is the idea, not the execution. He often had others do the painting, and many of his works are intended to be temporary.
The statue to the left is "Diana," by Hiram Powers. It sits at the entrance to the space in the top photo. The reason I included it in today's post is that it was a gift to the Atheneum from J. Pierpont Morgan in 1914. J. P. Morgan began his business career in Hartford before moving to New York.
Support of cultural institutions from the captains of industry goes back a long way, to the Medicis and beyond.