Locked Out of Yale’s Gallery? This Museum Has Class and Heritage to Spare

Left: Paul Manship, Diana, cast 1925 (one of a pair). Bronze on marble base.
Right: Paul Manship, Actaeon, cast 1925 (one of a pair). Bronze on marble base.
(Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, gift of anonymous donor. © Estate of Paul Manship)
The COVID-afflicted Connecticut Art Trail leads these days to Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A couple of weeks ago, I visited the distinguished Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. It’s one of the essential museums for art lovers, with a long list of cultural firsts, a gorgeous collection, and eclectic, even rousing architecture. It’s a two-hour drive from my home in Vermont and about the same from New York. I lived in Connecticut until my first job as a curator, so the Atheneum and the art gallery at Yale were my local museums, a blessed geography for a young art lover.

I looked at some of my favorite things, given that I hadn’t been there since


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