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New Britain Museum of American Art

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Exceptional Collections of American Art

Visited this museum for the first time recently. Was really blown away by the space, which is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
Fine collection of American art.

One of Connecticut's hidden gems. This museum offers a variety of American artists. New addition... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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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 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum for the first time recently. Was really blown away by the space, which is bright, open and inviting, as well as the collection of wonderful art here. Came specifically for the "Art in Farmington Village" exhibit. Outstanding! Also loved the art from...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

One of Connecticut's hidden gems. This museum offers a variety of American artists. New addition provides for greater display.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We like to visit art museums, and I've learned to be somewhat particular about where I spend my time in them. I'm old enough to know what interests me and what doesn't, so I'll avoid spending a lot of time on less interesting things so...More

1  Thank jdl50cc
Reviewed August 22, 2018

My husband and I visited the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut on Sunday, August 19, 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

1  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is with out a doubt one of the best museums of American art in the entire country. It is absolutely fantastic. If you like American art, and who doesn't, then this museum is a must. They have displays which also change monthly. I highly...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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 July 1, 2018

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 June 21, 2018

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.

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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.

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Suzanne S
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