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New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT

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Address: 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052, USA How do we get there? Number: 860-229-0257
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Explore art history spanning 300 years at the New Britain Museum of American Art, where over 8,300 paintings, sculptures, photographs and illustrations, all by American artists tell their own stories!

Kids can be inspired as they make their way around the various genres and collections, especially if they have an interest in art, or perhaps are studying it.

Among the highlights of the collection are colonial and federal portraits, as well as 19th century still lifes. There are also a significant number of post-Civil War figural painting and sculpture, as well as a notable Impressionist collection!

In addition to the permanent collections, the New Britain Museum of American Art also feature changing exhibits that often feature a specific artist or style.

Because these change, you can head back and see something new on your next visit!

If those kids were inspired by what they saw, they can join the programs just for kids, even as young as Early Learners, where those creative mind and hands can get to work and actually create!

An art-inspired family day out in Connecticut, where history is told through art instead of books, and those creative juices might just start flowing as you experience 300 years of American art history!

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Cafe on the Park has delicious salads, soup, sandwiches, and most important - sweets!

Check out the programs and classes for kids, even Early Learners can start appreciating art and dabbling in it!

From apparel, to exhibition merchandise, to stationery, the Museum Store has some great gifts and souvniers to take home!

The works of art are a rich source for all grade levels to learn.
For preschool & kindergarten - 45-minute classes will incorporate stories, close looking in the galleries, and an exploratory hands-on art project.
Older kids have a selection of hour long themed tours.

There are plenty of healthy options at the cafe, plus water too

The Museum is handicapped accessible, and wheelchairs are available for use by visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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