New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

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The New Britain Museum of American Art is an art museum in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, it is the first museum in the country dedicated to American art.
A total of 72,000 visits were made to the museum in the year ending June 30, 2009, and another 16,000 visits were made to the museum's satellite gallery at TheatreWorks in Hartford, Connecticut.
Walnut Hill Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is next to the museum.

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  • One of my favorite things to do in Connecticut is to visit places that seem "off the hidden path", or at least not as well known, and this museum did not disappoint. This isn't a big museum and is...  more »
  • Outstanding collections from all periods. Just the right size so as not to fatigue. I like going through chronologicaly from colonial times to the present. And the museum's special exhibits and...  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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