Monday, April 07, 2008

New Britain Museum of American Art

On Saturday morning after the usual errands were run my husband and I took a ride over to the New Britain Museum of American Art. We had been there, maybe 10 years ago, and I had seen ads in the Hartford Courant for them lately. What a great day we had. What a gem the state of CT. has in this museum. We spent the better part of the day there enjoying the art and the new building it is now housed in.

It is located on 55 Lexington St., and looks out over Walnut Hill Park. The museum has a great collection of Impressionist paintings in one room with ample space to stand back and admire each piece. One feature I did enjoy, they have a table with books on Impressionists for you to read in this gallery and in the gallery for the special exhibitions. Currently they have California Impressionist Paintings on display there.

All of the work is American Art, they have a display of Illustration, that includes N.C.Wyeth and Norman Rockwell.

We treated ourselves to lunch in the cafe and recharged our batteries. So if you live in CT. or are in the area please keep this art museum in mind.

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