In the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Visiting the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art? Make sure to see these works.

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Reginald Marsh, <em>Wooden Horses</em>
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses

According to the artist (Reginald Marsh), at Coney Island, “The best show is the people themselves.”

The triangle trade and the colonial table, sugar, tea, and slavery
The triangle trade and the colonial table, sugar, tea, and slavery

Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.

Homage to JFK: Rauschenberg’s <em>Retroactive I</em>
Homage to JFK: Rauschenberg’s Retroactive I

A portrait of a president transformed by tragedy.

Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol
Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol

The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.

Albert Bierstadt, <em>Hetch Hetchy Valley, California</em>
Albert Bierstadt, Hetch Hetchy Valley, California

Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.

Puritan court cupboard
Puritan court cupboard

Thought the Puritans were dour? Think again!

Georgia O’Keeffe, <em>The Lawrence Tree</em>
Georgia O’Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree

Confused by this painting? Imagine lying on the grass under a tree and looking up.