New Britain Central Connecticut State University Museum

Samuel T. Chen Arts Center, Maloney Hall, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050 Tel: i860) 832-2633 Fax: (560) 832-2634

In ternet Address: Director: Mr. Ron Todd Admission: free.

Attendance: 5,000 Established: 1965 Membership: N ADA Compliant: Y Open: During Exhibitions,

Tuesday to Wednesday, lpm-4pm; Thursday. lpm-7pm; Friday. lpm-4pm.

Facilities: Exhibition Area (200 linear feet): Library.

Activities: Education Programs.

The University Gallery presents six major exhibitions of contemporary art during each academic year It also houses a small permanent collection.

New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA)

56 Lexington St, New Britain. CT 06052 Tel: (860) 229-0257 Fax: (860) 229-3445

Internet Address: Director: Douglas Hyland

Admission: voluntary contribution (Saturday, 10am-noon-free): adult-$4.00, child (<12)-free. student-$2.00. senior-$3.00 . [gallery ids="263296,263297,263298,,,,263299,263303,263301,263302,263300,,263304,"] Attendance: 30,000 Established: 1903 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free on street. Open: Tuesday to Friday, noon-5pm: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Closed: New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Exhibition Area Library (200 volumes); Reading Room. Shop (Tues-Sun, 1:30pm-4:30pm: blogs, ceramics, jewelry, pewter, textiles). Activities: Arts & Crafts Fair; Concerts; Education Programs (adults and children); Film/Video Series, First Fridays Series; Gallery Talks; Guided Tours (schedule 3 weeks in advance); Lectures; Permanent Exhibitions: Temporary Exhibitions. Publications: guide to permanent collection; newsletter, Looking at Art (quarterly). Founded in 1903, NBMAA was the first collection of strictly American art in the country. Holdings, now exceeding 4,300 works, have particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson Kiver School- American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School. Of particular note is Thomas Hart Bentons mural series, "The Arts of Life in America". The Museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, supplemented by a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists.

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