Samuel Colt: Arms, Art, and Invention

October 13, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Arms designed by Samuel Colt are immediately identifiable by their artistic design—simplicity of form, elegant line, and eye-catching finishes meant to reflect light and attract customers. Organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, this major exhibition offers a complete picture of the inventor's manufacturing triumphs, drawing upon Colt's personal collection of arms that was in his office at his death in 1862.