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New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

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The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the NBMAA a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.
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  • Fantastic venue, surprisingly good museum in the heart of New Britain. Open, airy, beautiful architecture. Interesting range of styles and artists. Only problem: second floor is closed this month as t...  more »
  • For "Americana," this museum may have no rival. It is hidden away (New Britain!) but is superbly laid out, a top-class collection. A must see in one's lifetime. Put it on our Bucket List.  more »
  • The first floor of this museums is amazing for it's collection of American Art a do not miss on the Ct Art Trail. The second floor is modern which I'm never crazy about, but the museum is amazing.  more »
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  • Great family place to visit. My fiance, kids and myself went o.k. a Saturday. There were a lot of people there but was not crowded. I'm not an artsy person but I enjoyed it. My fiance says they are always changing there displays as well to keep it fresh and new
  • Went to see an Ansel Adams exhibit and spent the day checking out lots if great artwork. Well worth the visit!
  • A gorgeous museum! Many different kinds of art to appreciate. Great atmosphere!
  • Refreshing pieces, also from 10 to noon Saturday mornings the gallery is free to the public. Just watch out for the guard at the entrance 😉
  • Beautiful artwork, friendly staff... Oh and the security guard is a real stickler x)