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New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
(860) 229-0257 http://www.nbmaa.org/event/the-lowdown-on-the-lowbrow-west-coast-pop-art

November 2019

Film | “Sabrina” (1954)

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$5.00

Sit back, relax, and join us for some laughs with the 1954 romantic comedy, Sabrina. After two years in Paris, the daughter of a chauffeur, Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn), returns home to Long Island a beautiful and confident woman and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's wealthy employers. However, their romance is threatened by David's serious, older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), when he begins to develop feelings for Sabrina as well.

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Presenting Edith Fischer

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Free with Museum admission

The NBMAA is thrilled to partner with the Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut to bring visitors classical music performances from world-renowned pianists.   This November, Edith Fischer will perform a selection of classical works. Born in Santiago de Chile to a family of renowned musicians, Fischer gave her first recital at the age of eleven. She would go on to later receive a grant from the United States that would allow her to continue her studies with her compatriot Claudio Arrau. She has, throughout her career, performed in most of the musical capitols of Europe, North America, as well as South America, Japan, India, and the Middle East.

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December 2019

Studio@4 | Landscape Paintings

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - December 18 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$20 – $30

This December's Studio@4 after-school class is focusing on landscapes! Students will explore the galleries and sketch from the landscape paintings in our Hudson River School collection for inspiration. Then, in our American Savings Foundation Art and Education Center, Museum educators will guide them through the process of using different media, including pastel and watercolor to create their own masterpieces.

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First Friday | Holiday Maker’s Market

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$4 – $12

Connect with friends and make new ones with the galleries as your backdrop at the NBMAA's First Friday. Greet the season with the Holiday Maker's Market, the shopping event of the season while enjoying the sounds of the Farmington High School Madrigals who will be singing throughout the galleries in medieval attire. The Museum Shop is excited to present the 8th annual Holiday Maker’s Market! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Museum's largest Maker’s Market of the year, featuring over 20 vendors. While supporting local sellers and the Museum, you can score unique jewelry by trendy designers, one-of-a-kind craftworks, organic apothecary goods, and much more.

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Lecture | “For America,” The Poetics and Politics of Experience

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$5 – $15

Join us for a distinguished guest lecture by Patricia Hills, Professor Emerita of Art History, Boston University, focusing on the modes of political engagement within the works of Jacob Lawrence, Benny Andrews, May Stevens, and others. After World War II, many artists from the 1960s to the 1990s turned again to figuration as a means of clearly engaging with then-contemporary issues. Professor Hills will discuss how this approach helped artists convey the human experience as it related to civil rights, war, and more. Hills has published books, catalogue entries, and essays on 19th- and 20th-Century American art, African-American artists, art and politics, and contemporary art criticism. Her recent books are Modern Art in the USA: Issues and Controversies of the 20th Century (2001), May Stevens (2005), and Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence (2009). In 2011, she received the College Art Association award for “Distinguished Teaching of Art History.” She is currently bringing to completion the Catalogue Raisonné of Eastman Johnson, which will be a public access, interactive website.

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Dvorak’s Vision for America

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Free with Museum admission

This December, violinist Katie Lansdale and pianist Judith Gordon will perform a program of masterworks by Antonin Dvorak, his successor Leos Janacek, select African-American composers, as well as a newly commissioned work by Native-American composer Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate.   Antonin Dvorak was the preeminent composer of the 1800s. An immigrant from the small European country of Czechoslovakia, Dvorak had a clear vision for American and its music the moment he arrived; he enthusiastically urged American composers to embrace diversity and draw upon the music of their own lands, specifically Native and African American music, for their own compositions.   Violinist Katie Lansdale has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for over 30 years. She was the winner of the Grand Prizes at the Fiscoff and Yellow Springs national chamber competitions and has collaborated in projects with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein, the Miami Quartet, Robert MacDonald, and Charles Neidich.   Pianist Judith Gordon has been a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in works of Mozart, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. In recent years she premiered and recorded works by John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Peter Lieberson, Salvatore Macchia, James Primosch, and Donald Wheelock.

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Studio@4 | Landscape Paintings

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - December 25 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$20 – $30

This December's Studio@4 after-school class is focusing on landscapes! Students will explore the galleries and sketch from the landscape paintings in our Hudson River School collection for inspiration. Then, in our American Savings Foundation Art and Education Center, Museum educators will guide them through the process of using different media, including pastel and watercolor to create their own masterpieces.

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Museum After Dark | Ugly Sweater Party

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$20 – $30

Tis the Season to wear outlandish holiday clothing and toast the holidays at the NBMAA's Museum After Dark: Ugly Sweater Party! Dance the night away on the spacious dance floor with DJ Santa Claus, share a drink with friends (or make some new ones) and enjoy interactive art activities, festive food, and more! The Museum will be decorated for the holidays, and the "Alter Ego" photo booth will be available to capture all the memories.

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Studio@4 | Landscape Paintings

December 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$20 – $30

This December's Studio@4 after-school class is focusing on landscapes! Students will explore the galleries and sketch from the landscape paintings in our Hudson River School collection for inspiration. Then, in our American Savings Foundation Art and Education Center, Museum educators will guide them through the process of using different media, including pastel and watercolor to create their own masterpieces.

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Film | “A Christmas Carol” (1938)

December 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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$5.00

Celebrate the holidays with a film screening of the 1938 Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol! Based off of Charles Dicken's timeless novel of the same name, A Christmas Carol, starring Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart, follows old miser Scrooge (Owen) who encounters the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future.

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