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.Make New Britain Museum of American Art part of your personalized New Britain itinerary using our New Britain online trip builder .
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During breakfast met a local who suggested either art museum in New Britain or Hartford. We went to this one. She thought there was a "donation" but in face there's an entrance fee ($15 adults). I'm n... more »
My husband and I visited the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut on Sunday, October 27, 2019. We have been at this museum multiple times and have always enjoyed it because i... more »
Great relaxing environment. Which is just what was needed. Beautiful paintings. I know it's a boring job but the staff could be a little bit more enthusiastic. I drove 3 hrs to be there.
There was so much to see and to learn. Great for families and school trips..Great art room downstairs. Loved all teh art work by children displayed throught, reminded me of my old classroom when I taught preschool. MS. Bonnie she was absolutely wonderful and funny and so engaging great bubbly personality...our tour your person Ms. Donna was very nice and very informative..loved her explanation of the paintings..Thanks again..
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