4 Tickets to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Bidding Supports: North Shore Civic Ballet (Marblehead, MA)

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$80 USD
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May 31, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

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The winning bidder will receive 4 tickets to the Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art. Children age 17 and under are free.


Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity to contemporary as well as American art from the 1600s through today. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States, opening its doors to the public in 1844.

Thomas Sully, ?Daniel Wadsworth,? 1807. Oil on canvas. Gift of William P. Wadsworth, 1976.79
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art was founded by Daniel Wadsworth, one of the first major American art patrons. Daniel Wadsworth originally planned to establish a ?Gallery of Fine Arts,? but he was persuaded to create an atheneum, a term popular in the 19th century used to describe a cultural institution with a library, works of art and artifacts, devoted to learning history, literature, art, and science.

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