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New Britain Museum of American Art: Upcoming Events

By Jennifer Sanguano   

New Britain Museum of American Art upcoming events and activities  

The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is offering a variety of artistic activities, educational workshops and social events for adults for the winter and spring seasons.

Visitor Experience Program Coordinator Shawna Rosol is in charge of the organization of these seasonal events “Every season we offer different events that work as creative outlets for teens and adults” Rosol said.  

Rosol explained that every three months the events and activities change according to the school season for children and teens. 

In addition to the seasonal events and workshops for adults, the NBMAA offers different social events throughout the year and on holidays such as Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day.   

Ready, Set…Action! 

January 4th, 2018- January 25th, 2018.  

The month of January started with Thursday’s event for Tteens focused on film screenings of Hollywood movies in Ghana. The activity provides teens the chance to create their own action hero using a pen and a gouache.  


Happy Birthday NBMAA 

April 7, 2018. 

In celebration of their 115th anniversary, the NBMAA is hosting a free admission event that promotes art culture in a community involved-environment. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of activities inspired by American Post-Impressionists Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Visitors can connect to Prendergast’s artistic interest through an expert of Ballet Theater Company.  


Hands-on with Apple 

January 25, 2018 

February 22, 2018   

One of the most innovative events for this year is a two-part workshop in collaboration with Apple Inc. that will demonstrate various art-making techniques on the Apple iPad Pro. The workshop’s first section will be held at the Apple store in Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT. The second session will take place at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Technical equipment will not be provided.  


NBMAA Sweet H’arts  

February 14, 2018   

This annual event is held on Valentine’s day and offers guests the opportunity to learn about love stories found in works of art on view at the museum’s galleries. This is a perfect date idea for you and your significant other.   


 5th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain- 21+ 

February 23, 2018  

This social event is sponsored by distinguished breweries in Connecticut. This year the event will offer a “craft sippin’” tasting souvenir glass for each guest upon entry for unlimited 2 oz. tasting of beer.   


St. Patrick’s day

March 16, 2018 

This event offers access to galleries and exhibitions, live music and drinks to celebrate the Emerald Isle. This year’s artistic performance will be led by the Daymark Trio specializing in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Guests are invited to enjoy a blend of wind and string instrumental background music as they admire art works displayed in the galleries.  


The Art Party of the Year  

May 5, 2018  

This gala and auction event will be held in celebration of NBMAA’s 18th annual spring art party. More than 300 museum patrons and guests from across Connecticut are invited every year to attend the fundraiser event. Items such as art antiques, decorative objects and opportunities for exciting vacations will be offered in the auction.   


Some of the upcoming summer outdoors activities that NBMAA offers this 2018 include; Taste of New and Art Happy Hour.  


For more information and registration for current and upcoming events listed go to the NBMAA official website:


Follow the NBMAA’s social media pages to stay updated with the latest of their events and activities on, and  


Central Connecticut State University Students get free admission to art galleries and exhibitions by presenting their student ID. In addition, students are eligible to receive discounted member prices for events and workshops listed in this article.