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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.
“Great Museum - lots to see, lots of activities, changing exhibits. We will definitely go back again soon.”
“As it is a smaller art museum you can plan a day of it in this area by going to the polish area after the visit.”
“Some of their exhibits are constant, but there were some new pieces as well. My daughter and I both Enjoy different parts of the museum and it is always fun.”