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New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington Street


Erected By the People for the Use of the People," the New Britain Museum of American Art is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collecti0ns, exhibitions, and education.

- Dedication to serving all people: To be one of the nation's most welcoming art museums by ensuring that the Museum's facilities, collections, exhibitions, and education programs create optimal conditions for first-hand experiences with art; by broadening and deepening the Museum's audience through outreach, education, and marketing; and by establishing the NBMAA as a vital force in the cultural and educational life of central Connecticut.
- Collection: To be one of the nation's most distinguished art museums by forming, conserving, and researching an encyclopedic collection of the best works in all artistic media by American artists.
- Exhibitions: To be one of the nation's most dynamic art museums by exhibiting the permanent collection and special exhibitions on widely diverse subjects in ways that combine the highest aesthetic standards with engaging and intellectually accessible presentations.
- Education: To be one of the nation's most effective centers for learning about art by creating an optimal learning environment for the Museum's diverse audiences, and by understanding that education is at the center of its public service role.

The New Britain Museum of American Art will be known as one of America's most welcoming, distinguished, dynamic, and educationally ambitious art museums.


William Just

Sunday, July 8, 2018
It's okay. The art is on par for the region. The people were polite. The security guards looked like bums. Good for local art history.

Pamela Radner

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Perfect place to escape into all the different worlds provided by gifted artists. Gift shop has so many wonderful unique items to choose from! Perfect for gifts!

Lucas Held

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The museum is a true Hidden Gem. Excellent collection of American Art in a beautiful building next to a well-maintained city park. Remarkable special exhibitions including the current one of works by Charles Prendergast and his brother. Pleasant cafeteria with good food and a nice view. Little Poland is also close by with markets and restaurants brimming with food straight from Poland and other countries in Eastern Europe.

Veronica Mann

Monday, May 14, 2018
Was here for the 1st time for a jazz concert. Great jazz band (Curtis brothers)! Had a chance to view some of the art. Beautiful paintings. Plan to come back to visit the whole museum.

Mateusz Gaciarz

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Great way to spend your afternoon or morning. Local college students check to see if your school will get you free entrance!

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