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New Britain Museum of American Art

A gorgeous medium-sized museum on the edge of historic Walnut Hill Park. With more than 8,300 American works of art from 1740 to the present, exciting rotating special exhibitions, outdoor sculpture garden, family-friendly art making spaces, and an extensive menu of educational and social events, there is something for everyone at the NBMAA.... Read More

The New Britain Museum of American Art is the first institution dedicated to 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.

Other amenities: Gift Shop, Cafe, Free Parking, Free Admission for Children under 18, and Free Admission every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Pricing: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students $10, Children under 18 FREE. Saturday morning free admission from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: Closed: July 4, December 25, and New Year's Day



56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052


Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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