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New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

56 Lexington St, New Britain
The museum's origins are in the "New Britain Institute", chartered in 1853 with the goal of fostering education and art in the city, especially among its immigrant population. In 1903, the museum received a bequest of $25,000 from John Butler Talcott to acquire "original modern oil paintings either by native or foreign artists".

The permanent collection includes colonial portraits, works from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists and the Ash Can School. The collection includes works by John Singleton Copley, Marcus Jansen, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Sol LeWitt.