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New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052
+1 860-229-0257
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A Very Nice Mixture of a Wide Variety of Different Types of Artwork

My husband and I visited the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
Excellent art and a string quartet concert!!

The collection is very good and the museum is airy and light. Don’t forget to look at (and sit on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Italy2013_13
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New York City, New York
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Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American history. The award-winning Chase Family Building, which opened in 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions a year featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. Education and community outreach programs for all ages include docent-led school and adult tours, teacher services, studio classes and vacation programs, Art Happy Hour gallery talks, lectures, symposia, concerts, film, monthly First Friday jazz evenings, quarterly Museum After Dark parties for young professionals, and the annual Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy Café on the Park for a light lunch prepared by “Best Caterer in Connecticut” Jordan Caterers. Visit the Museum Shop for unique gifts. Drop by the “ArtLab” learning gallery with your little ones. Gems not to be missed include Thomas Hart Benton’s murals “The Arts of Life in America,” “The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001” by Graydon Parrish,” and Dale Chihuly’s “Blue and Beyond Blue” spectacular chandelier. Called “a destination for art lovers everywhere,” “first-class,” “a full-size, transparent temple of art, mixing New York ambience with Yankee ingenuity and all-American beauty,” the NBMAA is not to be missed.
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56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut on Monday, February 12, 2018. We have been at this museum multiple times and have always enjoyed it because it has a very nice mixture of a wide variety...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection is very good and the museum is airy and light. Don’t forget to look at (and sit on) all the benches which are also works of art! The cafe has reasonably priced, simple, food of good quality. We happened to visit on a...More

Thank Italy2013_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a top flight Museum-ite world wide, this ranks as one of my favorites. Matthew right size, excellent mix of art types with offerings always surprising delights. Easy free parking, free admission Saturdays til noon, local fare tasty cafe (til 3pm). Be refreshed & gently...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We come here often to see new exhibits and to browse the collections with friends from out of town. It's a lovely afternoon and the shop always has some interesting items on sale.

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We, along 2 other couples, were in the general area for a show Friday night. Since we were staying overnight, we decided to find something to do on Saturday morning. The reviews of the New Britain Museum of American Art were excellent so we decided...More

Thank Samsussman
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 galleries, there was the guard -- he was actually a sculpture but...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 25 October 2017

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 the new installation. I was disappointed...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 artwork, including Hudson River Landscape Paintings, American Impressionism,...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Something to see in every corner of the museum. Their newest exhibit 'California Dreaming' brings back times gone by. A truly great place with plenty of parking.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

California Dream..Three living, working , artists from a period when artists in California where inspired by Warhol etc going outside the box with imagery, materials and technique. Museum has other part time installations and commissioned work by living artists as well. This museum is not...More

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zoozanne
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There are many areas you could go for lunch/coffee. Of course, you could enjoy a nice lunch at the Museum's Café on the Park featuring hot and cold options with a terrace facing Walnut Hill Park. You can bring a picnic... More
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