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New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-0257

The New Britain Museum of American Art is the first institution dedicated solely to acquiring American art. Spanning four centuries of American history, the Museum’s permanent collection is renowned for its strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, the Ash Can School, as well as the important mural series 'The Arts of Life in America' by Thomas Hart Benton. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement, realized through the Museum’s extensive permanent collection, exhibitions, and educational programming, make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant resource for a broad and diverse public.

Veteran's Day Museum Program Participant
  • Free admission to veterans on Veteran's Day.

The museum will be providing special programming on Veteran's Day.

Family Day: Weaving Warmth—Featuring drop-in art activities and a performance by West Hartford-based Ballet Theatre Company and Exit 12 Dance Company about personal and communal triumphs. For more information, please visit: