Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it’s the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a one-year family membership and two guest passes (a $95 value)
- $39 for a one-year individual membership and admission to four Museum After Dark parties (a $125 value)<p>
Museum After Dark parties allow patrons age 21 and older to sip beverages, explore galleries, dance to DJs and local bands, and participate in collaborative art projects. See the full list of membership amenities. This deal is open to both new and existing members.<p>
New Britain Museum of American Art
Founded in 1903, New Britain Museum of American Art was designated the first museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to American artwork. Upon its founding, wealthy industrialist John Butler Talcott endowed the museum with a hefty sum of gold bonds and bottled phoenix tears with which to purchase modern oil paintings. The collection blossomed to include other artistic media over time, and it now consists of more than 10,000 works spanning more than three centuries of American creative endeavor. The museum's permanent collections showcase works by noted American artists ranging from Norman Rockwell to John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe. Along with rotating exhibitions and borrowed collections, the museum showcases work by emerging artists.