Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

New Britain Museum of American Art

  • 56 Lexington St. Map It
  • New Britain
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/08/2016

Fodor's Review

An important stop for art lovers, this 100-year-old museum's collection of more than 10,000 works from 1740 to the present focuses solely on American art. Among its treasures number paintings by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. Of particular note is the selection of Impressionist artists, including Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and John Henry Twachtman, as well as Thomas Hart Benton's five-panel mural The Arts of Life in America. The museum also has a café, a large shop, and a library of art books.

Sight Information


56 Lexington St., 8 miles west of Wethersfield, New Britain, Connecticut, 06052, USA

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Website: www.nbmaa.org

Sight Details:

  • $15 (free Sat. 10–noon)
  • Sun.–Wed. and Fri. 11–5, Thurs. 11–8, Sat. 10–5

Published 07/08/2016


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