New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

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The New Britain Museum of American Art is an art museum in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, it is the first museum in the country dedicated to American art.
A total of 72,000 visits were made to the museum in the year ending June 30, 2009, and another 16,000 visits were made to the museum's satellite gallery at TheatreWorks in Hartford, Connecticut.
Walnut Hill Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is next to the museum.
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  • Connecticut has some wonderful museums. The collection at Yale and the Wadsworth Atheneum come to mind. But this museum exceeded all expectations. The collection extends from the Colonial period... 
    Connecticut has some wonderful museums. The collection at Yale and the Wadsworth Atheneum come to mind. But this museum exceeded all expectations. The collection extends from the Colonial period...  more »
  • Who would expect a world class museum to be in a spot like New Britain. Well it’s there all right. Easy free parking across the street from the front door. The incredible Thomas Hart Benton mural... 
    Who would expect a world class museum to be in a spot like New Britain. Well it’s there all right. Easy free parking across the street from the front door. The incredible Thomas Hart Benton mural...  more »
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  • Small art museum with a good amount of art to see. I wish it was a little bigger, but the quality of art was very good. It has a little bit of everything around every corner. Lots of what they have is from local artists around CT, new and old. Watch out for the security guard when you get there. He'll look at you suspicious, untill you go in lol. If you get here before 12pm on a Saturday, you can go for free and it wasn't too busy either.
  • I liked the paintings. My favorite was the Feast of the Redeemer. The benches were cool, each one having a unique design to match the theme of the room it is in. The gift shop had some cool gifts. Although, if you are buying something wooden, check for dents; the cat puzzle I bought was the only perfect one in the store.

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