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Wadsworth Atheneum

Uncommon Legacy

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 106 6

    Size: 250 x 210 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 168

    In association with:

    Date published: October, 2017

    UK £12.95 /US $19.95


  • The first book in many years to encapsulate the breadth of the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection, which spans 5,000 years of European and American art
  • Features works by world-famous artists such as Caravaggio, Dalí, Fra Angelico, Gauguin, Sol LeWitt and Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Stunningly designed and illustrated with all-new colour photography


Founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art houses collections of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and embracing European art from antiquity through to Modernism as well as American art from the 1600s to today. Highlights include works by Caravaggio, Frederic Edwin Church, Salvador Dalí, Fra Angelico, Paul Gauguin, Sol LeWitt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg and Kara Walker. This fully illustrated book is the first in many years to encapsulate the breadth of this prestigious collection, which has recently been re-presented in strikingly refurbished and reinstalled galleries.

Author information

Thomas J. Loughman is the Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.