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Guests can enjoy live music, art, food, spirits, and local vendors.

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Frank
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April 3, 2018
Great place to visit.
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Kimberly
1 ratings1 reviews
March 7, 2018
It is quite creative to allow guests to not only enjoy and actuallt aporevtiate the numerous art exhibits but also to groove to music as well.
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Sean
6 ratings4 reviews
February 5, 2018
Amazing place and a pleasant social when one takes advantage the "First Fridays" event!
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What You'll Get

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  • Admission for Two to First Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Admission for Two to First Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Admission for Two to First Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Admission for Two to First Friday, April 6, 2018

Event takes place 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

“Cash Bar”–$4 Well/$6 Call/$8 Top Shelf

First Fridays

While art museums may usually seem like quiet, staid places, this isn’t true for the first Friday of every month at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for date selected. Valid only for general admission. Voucher does not include alcohol. Cash Bar available. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About New Britain Museum of American Art

The Museum has its earliest roots in the New Britain Institute, an organization established in 1853 by city founders to foster learning in a community of new immigrants. Housing a library, a children’s room, and a history room, the Institute began to acquire American artwork as early as 1894. Two years later, industrialist and former mayor of New Britain John Butler Talcott gave the Institute $20,000 in gold bonds for the purchase of “original modern oil paintings,” providing the first purchase funds that would enable some of our earliest acquisitions. In 1937 the Art Museum of the New Britain Institute opened its doors in what is now known as the Landers House. The collection then numbered 26 artworks. In the ensuing years, a series of directors oversaw the dynamic expansion of the collection, addition of galleries, and development of engaging exhibitions and educational programming. In 1994 the NBMAA disaffiliated from the Institute and was officially recognized as a separate entity—the New Britain Museum of American Art, Inc. Today, the NBMAA spans over 57,000 sq. ft. and welcomes 90,000+ visitors a year, from almost every state, and from a variety of countries. Its educational service area spans 80+ cities and towns, and its collection includes masterpieces by artists spanning three centuries. Learn more at nbmaa.org

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