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.