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New Britain Museum of American Art

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56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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February 2022

New Britain Museum of American Art – Black History Month Gallery Talk

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Join us for our Black History Month Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Tanner, Porter, Duncanson, with Lisa Williams February 2, 1-2 p.m. Image: Romare Howard Bearden, "Early Morning," 1964, Collage on board, 9 1/2 x 10 7/8 in., Friends Purchase Fund, 1985.1

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Gallery Talk: Focus on Shaker at NBMAA

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on February 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Join us for our GALLERY TALK | FOCUS ON SHAKER on February 3 and 23! Dr. Steve Miller, a noted Shaker authority will present a one-hour tour of the Shaker Gallery. Following a brief introduction to who the Shakers are, he will talk about some of the most interesting and important objects on display. February 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. February 23, 1-2 p.m. Image: Shaker Box, late 19th Century, Wood, various, Furniture, from Anonymous gift, 2015, 2015.195

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Valentine’s Day | Date Night

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$5

Bring your sweetheart for a romantic evening in the Museum galleries on Thursday night; enjoy “Five After Five” admission ($5 after 5 p.m.), the beauty of our American Art collection, and a themed takeaway to savor back home. Thursday, February 10, 5:30-8 p.m.

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Lecture | Charles Button Climate Change Update

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Thursday, February 10, 6-7 p.m. CCSU Professor and Department Chair Charles Button will speak about sustainability, climate change, and our natural resources.

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Fall and Winter Pub Nights

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 10, 2022

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$5

Join us in the newly renovated Landers House as we extend our Thursday night Art Happy Hour into fall and winter, and a rotating draft beer selection from local breweries Alvarium Beer Company, Five Churches Brewing, and more. The bar opens from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Sylvia Bonney Halcyon Lounge, our stunning new entertaining space, with a rotating draft beer selection from local breweries Alvarium Beer Company, Five Churches Brewing, and more. Live jazz music begins at 5:45 p.m. each night. View the full music schedule below. September 9 | Jim Schribert Duo October 7 | Mass-Conn Fusion Duo November 11 | Matt Dwonszyk Duo December 9 | Jim Schribert Duo January 13 | Mass-Conn Fusion Duo February 10 | Matt Dwonszyk Duo

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Valentine’s Day | Sweetheart Stroll

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$15

Sunday, February 13, 3-4 p.m. Enjoy a docent-led tour with prosecco and chocolate-dipped strawberries served in the newly renovated Landers House to follow! Stay for the Sunday Music Series concert at 3:00 p.m. (separate pre-registration required) and enjoy Winter Romance: Songs for Vocal and Piano, featuring John Brighenti & Lou Provenzano. Limited to first 30 registrants. Members free; non-Members $15

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New Britain Museum of American Art – Black History Month Gallery Talk

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Join us for our Black History Month Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Radcliffe Bailey, with Jasmine Dejackome! Wednesday, February 16, 1-2 p.m. Image: Romare Howard Bearden, "Early Morning," 1964, Collage on board, 9 1/2 x 10 7/8 in., Friends Purchase Fund, 1985.1

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FREE Community Day | President’s Day

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Free

Monday, February 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free admission alongside art activities for children and families, free Avery's soda in the Café, and docent-led Inside-Out Tours!

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Gallery Talk: Focus on Shaker at NBMAA

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Join us for our GALLERY TALK | FOCUS ON SHAKER on February 3 and 23! Dr. Steve Miller, a noted Shaker authority will present a one-hour tour of the Shaker Gallery. Following a brief introduction to who the Shakers are, he will talk about some of the most interesting and important objects on display. February 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. February 23, 1-2 p.m. Image: Shaker Box, late 19th Century, Wood, various, Furniture, from Anonymous gift, 2015, 2015.195

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Lecture: American Eden

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Sunday, February 27, 3-4 p.m. AMERICAN EDEN | Victoria Johnson on David Hosack, Nature, and Art in the Garden of the Early Republic This lively lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her latest book, American Eden, which both the Wall Street Journal and Ron Chernow (Alexander Hamilton) have called “captivating.” American Eden was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction, the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History. It was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. Join us in-person or virtually! $7 Members; $15 non-Members Virtual livestream access free.

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March 2022

Docent-led Gallery Talk for “The Poetry of Nature” at NBMAA

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$7 – $15

Wednesday, March 16, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 1-2 p.m. Docent Carol Lacoss will show the ways painters and writers used images of nature to create an artistic vision of nineteenth century America. Members $7; non-Members $15 Image: Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), "Autumn Woods, Oneida County, State of New York," ca. 1886 . Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, 1910.11

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Lecture | “Old Objects and New Audiences: The Hudson River School Today” by William Coleman

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Sunday, March 20, 3-4 p.m. Join us in-person or virtually for this lecture by Dr. William L. Coleman, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at The Olana Partnership. "The Poetry of Nature" includes a good representation of the range of creative voices, subjects, formats, and media that have come to be understood as “Hudson River School” since the lifetimes of their makers. In dialogue with the world-class permanent collection holdings of the NBMAA, this show presents a welcome opportunity to take stock. What gave rise to the marked surge in the production of, and demand for, realist representations of the natural world in the middle decades of the nineteenth century? Why did some makers of outwardly similar artworks see their names become legendary while others have languished in obscurity? Who was buying objects like these, and why? How can a thoughtful modern museum help these quiet old pictures to speak to a 21st-century visitor, no matter what knowledge and preconceptions they may bring about this art form? This talk will propose some answers. Image: Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), "Autumn Woods, Oneida County, State of New York," ca. 1886 . Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, 1910.11

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April 2022

Docent-led Gallery Talk for “The Poetry of Nature” at NBMAA

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$7 – $15

Wednesday, March 16, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 1-2 p.m. Docent Carol Lacoss will show the ways painters and writers used images of nature to create an artistic vision of nineteenth century America. Members $7; non-Members $15 Image: Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), "Autumn Woods, Oneida County, State of New York," ca. 1886 . Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, 1910.11

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May 2022

Docent-led Gallery Talk for “The Poetry of Nature” at NBMAA

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$7 – $15

Wednesday, March 16, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 1-2 p.m. Docent Carol Lacoss will show the ways painters and writers used images of nature to create an artistic vision of nineteenth century America. Members $7; non-Members $15 Image: Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), "Autumn Woods, Oneida County, State of New York," ca. 1886 . Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, 1910.11

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