New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT




About the New Britain Museum of American Art

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 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions annually featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. A huge roster of educational and community outreach programs are offered throughout the year.

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 collection is especially 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, Emest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, and Guy Wiggins are all well represented.

Also of special interest to visitors is the Sanford B. D. Low Illustration Collection. Begun in 1964 and comprising more than 1,400 works, the Low Illustration Collection is the nation's first museum-based collection covering the history of American illustration from the 19th century to the present.

The New Britain Museum of American Art is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of fifteen world-class museums and historic sites across the state. Discover collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. Make the Connecticut Art Trail part of your next travel experience. Visit for information about member museums and lodging packages.

The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is located at 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT. Exhibition hours and admission fees are available through the Museum's website.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Rhoda and David Chase & Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear: A Family Collects II - 2006. Catalog of an exhibition held at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., Dec. 8, 2006-Apr. 8, 2007.

Mara Superior: A Retrospective : Works from the Collections of Melinda and ..., by Mara Superior, Bruce Pepich. - 2006. Catalog of an exhibition held at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., Oct. 22-Dec. 31, 2006.

For Spacious Skies: Hudson River School Paintings from the Henry and Sharon ..., by Kevin Sharp - Art - 2005 - 95 pages. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the New Britain Museum of American Art, June 10-Sept. 25, 2005.

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography: A Woman's Choice : January 5 ..., by Lillian Farber, New Britain Museum of American Art - 2003. Catalog of the exhibition.

Love Story: Selections from the Sanford B.D. Low Memorial Illustration ..., by Martha J Hoppin, New Britain Museum of American Art, Sanford B.D. Low Memorial Illustration Collection - 2002

Paintings by Wai Ching Lam, by May Koh Lam, New Britain Museum of American Art - 2002

Women Artists of New Britain, May 30-July 15, 2001, by Douglas Hyland, Lindsley Wellman - 2001

Connecticut Impressionists: New Britain Museum of American Art, June 2 ..., by Douglas Hyland, New Britain Museum of American Art - 2000.

Wear with All: Costumes in the Paintings of the New Britain Museum of ..., by Kimberly Fink, New Britain Museum of American Art - 1998. "Exhibition of the same name which ran from September 26, 1997 through January 4, 1998"--P. 1.

James Aponovich, by Robert M. Doty, James Aponovich - 1985

Sanford Ballard Dole Low 1905-1964: November 11 Thru December 30, 1984, the ..., by Sanford Ballard Dole Low, New Britain Museum of American Art - 1984 - 20 pages

Selected Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Since 1964, by Peter Blume - 1982. Catalog of an exhibition held Oct. 3rd through Nov. 14, 1982.

China Character, by Clare Brett Smith - 1980. Catalog of an exhibition held January 13th-February 17th, 1980.

Roger DiTarando: February 18-March 18, 1979, the New Britain Museum of ..., by Roger DiTarando, New Britain Museum of American Art - 1979

LEONARD EVERETT FISHER, RETROSPECTIVE, 1949-1972. 1973. Includes chronology.



The New Britain Museum of American Art Presents: Ken Davies, 25 Years in ..., by Ken Davies, New Britain Museum of American Art - 1971. Catalog of an exhibition held October 1 through November 14, 1971.

The Manships: Paul, John and Margaret., by New Britain Museum of American Art - 1970. Exhibition: November 21st through December 31st, 1970.

The Milton Avery Family: November 2nd Through December 1st, 1968,. New Britain Museum of American Art - 1968


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