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New Britain Museum of American Art

Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A wonderful art museum

On your next trip through Connecticut you will definitely find it worthwhile to visit this museum... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Masters of American art

Having spent a lot of time visiting the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, I was bowled over the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret C
Bethesda, Maryland
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052-1417
+1 860-229-0257
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Reviewed yesterday

On your next trip through Connecticut you will definitely find it worthwhile to visit this museum. It has a great colllection of American art by well-known and lesser-known artists on display from their permanent collection in addition to temporary exhibits. The museum is well laid...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent a lot of time visiting the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, I was bowled over the amazing collection this museum has and the wonderful way they display the art. I wonder why there were so few people there. If you love masters of...More

2  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow the New Britain Museum has beer and wine tasting along with music and food on the weekends. You can also enjoy the evening in the museum viewing the wonderful art.

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t realize it was over 2 years since last here. New addition is beautifully done and allow the museum to show more of its permanent collections. Saw so much more than last time.went for the Prendercast exhibition. Wonderful. Didn’t know,about either of the brothers, which...More

1  Thank yysuzanne
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Small museum dedicated to American Art. Great collection. American Impressionists collection is excellent. Currently, retrospective exhibit of the Prendergast brothers is outstanding. Great collection devoted to pulp fiction covers. Much to see in a small museum.

2  Thank Steve l
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Took a day trip here on a friend's recommendation, and we're pleased with this gem of a museum. The collection of Hudson River school art was impressive. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I find this museum to be unique in its display of American art works. It also conducts educational events, musical, and family-oriented activities. This time, we enjoyed a jazz concert .

1  Thank Carmen R
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Such a peaceful and interesting place. It is well curated. The special exhibits are always interesting, and the permanent collection includes some lovely works. This is an art museum not to miss! Even my 11 year old son enjoys it! Be sure to look at...More

Thank a_tolland
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is a pleasent well laid out building that offers a series of galleries that are easy to explore. There are elevators for those who prefer not to walk the stairs or cannot as the building is on several levels with an education center below...More

1  Thank BRIAN B
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We recently went to a Klezmer concert at the NBMAA - awesome show, the room was packed. We then went thru the gallery - great collection of Hudson River artworks, and two Wyeths in the modern collection. Plenty of parking even though there was a...More

1  Thank Michael S
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August 10, 2015|
Response from NBMAA | Property representative |
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