Wadsworth Atheneum Reopens Morgan Great Hall Reinstalled with Contemporary Art

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artwork: The Morgan Great Hall at the Wadsworth Atheneum reopened to the public. Installation view Photographed by Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum.


HARTFORD, CT.- The Morgan Great Hall at the Wadsworth Atheneum reopened to the public on May 7, 2011 after a year-long closure, marking the completion of the first phase of a comprehensive renovation project across all five of the museum’s buildings. In a radical rethinking of the museum’s most recognizable space, the Morgan Great Hall—previously home to the Wadsworth’s collection of American and European history paintings displayed salon-style— was reinstalled for the first time with large-scale works from the museum’s Contemporary art collection.