Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, INCORPORATED

"Three centuries of great American art in one extraordinary collection". That defines the New Britain Museum of American Art, which celebrated as its 100th anniversary in 2003. Attracting more than 40,000 visitors every year, the Museum is a cultural gem located next to New Britain's historic Walnut Hill Park.
Occupying a turn-of-the-century house since 1937, the Museum traces its beginnings to 1903, when private citizens began an art collection for the enjoyment and education of the public. The collection today numbers nearly 5,000 oils, watercolors, drawings, graphics and sculptures.
The visitor can experience an entire survey of our nation's art history from John Singleton Copley, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Georgia O'Keeffe, the Thomas Hart Benton murals, Arts of Life in America, to Sol LeWitt, to name a few. The collection is sepecially rich in American Impressionism. Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Theodore Robinson, Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman, Julian Alden Weir, Willard Metcalf, Frank Benson, Frederick Frieseke, Richard Miller, Arthur Clifton Goodwin, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, and Guy Wiggins are all well represented.
Beyond its permanent collection, the Museum also offers major visiting exhibitions every year and presents the work of cutting-edge, contemporary artists in the popular NEW/NOW gallery.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Douglas
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Fax: 
860-229-3445
Mailing Address: 
56 LEXINGTON STREET
NEW BRITAIN, CT 06052-1412
Physical Address: 
56 LEXINGTON STREET
New Britain, CT 06052-1412
Last Name: 
Hyland
Phone: 
860-229-0257

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
1903
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Art

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
New Britain Museum of American Art
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Venue Phone: 
860-229-0257
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Venue Features: 
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
150