- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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🗣️ New Britain Museum of American Art: Meningen
Great museum! Looks can be deceiving, looks small on the outside but definitely tons of space to walkthrough the gallery!
As small, regional museums goes this is pretty top notch. A nice size for a 90 minutes to 2 hour stroll. The space is nice and the permanent collection is a thoughtful range of American art. They have made some efforts to celebrate women and diverse artists in recent years.
I somehow end up in the NBMAA bathroom. It, the museum not the bathroom, has always been a pinnacle of my childhood. There was an after school program where we went to the museum every day after school. We did fun activities like recreate old paintings with costumes and props. Alas the Milton Avery (my favorite) was in storage but I did find a new favorite, the Sleeping Babies right across from the old NBMAA favorite, Seal Rock by Albert Bierstadt.
Tour guide was excellent and brought forward thought provoking questions! Enjoyed my morning at the museum!!
New Britain's jewel of a museum situated next to the beautiful Walnut Hill Park. The last exhibition was Salvatore Dali. There's new exhibits on a regular basis, so its always fresh and exciting.
What a wonderful experience. I have driven by so many times thinking that I should visit. Now that I have, I shall return soon. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is lovely, lots of places to sit and enjoy the art.
NBMAA is a wonderful art museum. It's relatively small, which makes it easy to navigate. And they have an ongoing cycle of temporary exhibits, so you frequently see something new..
11/2020 Hidden gem with amazing art. Absolutely exceeded my expectations & another trip is definitely in order. So much to see!! 07/2022 Second visit this past weekend & another phenomenal trip. So much different art now and another themed exhibit on the second floor. Can't wait to see what's there next time!
Always enjoy our visits to NBMAA. Current Exhibits are timely and tasteful. Permanent collection offers a wealth of history and enjoyment. They also offer interesting programs but we’ve not taken advantage. We are members and are delighted to support the NBMAA.
The New Britain Museum of American Art is a nice little gem right outside of Hartford. The museum does not have a huge collection, but it is a very good collection and they strive to make your viewing very comfortable. Almost every gallery room featured a unique bench for sitting and viewing the art, and each of those benches were works of art themselves. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and made us feel very welcome. In the museum you will find art from the Hudson River School and Expressionism to modern, surrealism and contemporary. We were pleased to encounter a Chihuly hanging in a stairwell between floors. There were plenty of other surprises as well and I hope you will discover them too by visiting the museum. It is well worth it.
Pretty art, nice staff!
Wonderful permanent collection in a fine building. The special exhibits are quite substantially sized and thoughtfully curated. Parking is easy and free, and the current exhibit on nature features some wonderful paintings from the Hudson River School.
It's a small museum but there is always interesting art to see. Most of it is by local CT artists. A must see right now is the Eva LeWitt work on the staircase so pretty!
The NBMAA is a national treasure. The collection is superb. The architecture is elegant. I can spend hours and hours here, absorbed in the beauty of American art and the terrific atmosphere of this distinguished space.
This is a delightful museum. Small enough to see without exhaustion, but with a very fine collection. I've never seen it too crowded, so you can take your time and enjoy the art. A gem!
This was an impressive museum with more than one would expect to see in a building that doesn't look huge from outside. The exhibits are beautiful and informative and the gift shop had a great variety of artsy souvenirs.
This is a gem of a museum with a large collection of American art spanning colonial to present day. Everything was well displayed and notated snd the special exhibits were a joy. Overall a very special museum and we give it a rare five clam rating on the coveted Five Quahog scale.
Visiting the New Britain Museum of American Art is a treat. We are not going out too much. We felt safe. They have reduced capacity and there were few people visiting. The exhibits are great.
Open and spacious rooms with unique artwork. Your local library offers free passes online and on Sat morning entrance is free from 10-12. Otherwise there's a small fee. Kids enjoyed walking around. Staff was friendly and because of covid there were blue arrows inside to guide the self tour. It's a nice place to visit especially now with so many restrictions and closings of venues.
Pretty cool place. Its a beautiful campus, can park directly in the museums parking lot. Free. Its fun. The paintings are beautiful, its very enjoyable to go eith those who appreciate and acknowledge/enjoy art.
The museum is a great time. There's a fairly wide variety of art on both of the floors in this museum. While I was there, the majority of pieces are a lense into various parts of American life and history. The rest were artists that made trips to or were inspired by American life in some way. Visiting this museum is worth it.
Wonderful local art museum. I visited for the first time in March 2021. Timed tickets due to COVID, but there was hardly anyone in the galleries on a weekday. I was impressed with the permanent collection. I also was pleasantly surprised with the special exhibit on Helen Frankenthaler. I was not aware of her work before viewing the special exhibit on-site.
Very stunning and surprising museum in New Britain. I really loved the current feature gallery showcasing the late works of Helen Frankenthaler and their showcase of prominent and up and coming Connecticut artists. Particularly interesting selection of modernist works.
The NBM is an absolute must see. The current exhibit of women artists is beautifully curated and extremely interesting. The permanent collections are on par with much larger museums. Very well organized ticketing online, masking and social distance initiatives made the visit very comfortable and enjoyable. I look forward to futures visits.
Great American art collection. Few visitors so nobody gets in your way of appreciating masterpieces that are worthy of the Metropolitan Museum or National Gallery of Art
As a long time museum visitor I feel the need to share her with family and friends. The NB Museum Of American Art is a treasure, a 10 out of 10. The current exhibit of the celebration of Women's suffrage is not to be missed!
It has really expanded from when its began and from when I was younger. It is real nice, education and relaxing especially for those who are really into art work.
This museum offers a different experience than the Wadsworth. Smaller than the Yale Gallery of Art, the NBMAA is a much more intimate layout making you feel like you can linger a little longer with each work of art. You can take no-flash photos. Their focus on American artists is an education in itself. I really enjoy how they rotate exhibits with local Connecticut artists. Their Thomas Hart Benton room is a special treat, as is a small Jackson Pollack painting of Menemsha Harbor on Martha’s Vineyard. If you teach, bring your students here on a field trip. The education staff does a really nice job and they have a room on the lower level where you can also do a hands-on activity. If you’re a parent, the museum always has fun days for the kids as on first Saturdays of the month which are free to the public. Can’t make the first Saturday? Check your local library for an NBMAA free pass, good for up to 4 people. Also, you can get in for free if you have a Bank of America card. A membership to the museum is also good for admission to other museums across the state. NBMAA has parking on the street and a lot on the side of the building with easy handicap access. The café is a nice place to have a bite or head over to “Little Poland” and eat at Capitol Lunch or Staropolska.
Surprisingly great art museum. Focus on New England artists old and new. Currently running a Georgia O'Keefe exhibit. Well worth the trip.
Pleasantly surprised at this small town museum. Went for the Georgia O’ Keefe exhibit, but stayed for everything, including a live jazz concert.
As always just a delightful day with dear friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit! This museum is a little gem tucked into Central Connecticut.
NBMAA is a CT treasure. It is so nice to have such an extraordinary museum nearby. There is something for everyone.
It was an amazing experience, I dont really know much about art, so i cant really say much but I do know that I had fun..
This is a great museum with many interesting exhibits. There is free admission on Saturday mornings.
Yesterday the humane society had a Yappy hour at the New Britain museum. Went with my mom had a few drinks, and the dogs got to make some new friends
For a small regional museum, this place is great.... A bit out if the way, but worth the drive... I got there on a day when they were setting up a show, do about half the museum was closed... Still loved what I saw
An outstanding smaller museum. Both the art and architecture are worth your time. Impressive
And I have been to the New Britain Museum Of Art over 10 times. Need I say more. It is my favorite museum in Connecticut. I can’t wait to get back and see the new exhibit on the second floor. My husband really enjoyed the world war one Exhibit.
Great museum, wish more people knew about it. Check to see what exhibits they are doing, the second floor has great art.