New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

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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  • Great museum that we enjoyed tremendously. Located in a park setting, you enter the museum (free parking) through a small sculpture park. Reception was very friendly & as we turned to enter the galler...  more »
  • I have been to the New Britain Museum many times over the years, but I hadn't visited it since the new wing was built. I visit Connecticut a couple of times a year and was looking forward to seeing th...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the New Britain Art Museum on Sunday, October 8th. We have been at this museum multiple times and have always enjoyed it because it has a wide variety of different types of ar...  more »
  • I love the art here and the have very unique benches in each room that are supposed to go with the theme of the art pieces and they also have a gift shop near the entrance .
  • 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 ūüėČ

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