Programs, and online access for adults, children, and schools

Online Educational Resources

Bring the NBMAA to your home or classroom with a variety of educational resources, activities, and lessons. Engage with the Museum's permanent collection through our digital galleries on eMuseum as well as a series of informative lectures and guides.

  • Talks & Lectures

    Explore our permanent collection and special exhibitions with informative talks, tours, and more.

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  • Student and Teacher Resources

    Thematic tours connect to school curriculum and state and national content standards. Tours include strategies for student engagement as well as hands on art activities.

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  • Video Lessons

    Presented by teaching artist Bonnie Rose Sullivan, I Made This provides step-by-step art instructions that anyone can follow.

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  • Art Activities

    Kids and adults can continue their creativity outside the NBMAA! Enjoy downloadable art activities and video lessons from our teaching artists in the comfort of your home.

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ADULTS

Join a tour or gallery talk for a closer look at the collection and special exhibitions, set off on a trip with fellow art lovers, learn more at lectures, and get creative in studio classes and workshops. The NBMAA offers many opportunities for adults to enrich their lives through a variety of public programs. Programming also includes films, concerts, performances, and plenty of social events. Become a Member and instantly have free or discounted access to hundreds of programs a year.

  • PROGRAMS

    Informative lectures, live music, art studios, tours, and trips see all of the upcoming adult programs.

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  • Studio Classes

    From weekly classes to one-day workshops for all skill levels, the NBMAA has three light-filled studios for art-making.

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  • Social Events

    Connect with friends and celebrate others in the NBMAA community at upcoming social events.

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  • Group Tours

    Groups of 10 or more can schedule a guided tour with a Museum docent.

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Spark creativity and explore the arts with afterschool programs, family days, and community events. The NBMAA’s programs for children and families cultivate learning and personal connections with art, history, and the creative process. Fun and affordable, the Museum provides an environment that is assessable to all. Scholarships for New Britain residents available.

CHILDREN
& FAMILIES

  • Family & Community Programs

    Participate in family-friendly activities and special celebrations for visitors of all ages.

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  • Studio Classes

    Experiment with hands-on activities at art classes and summer camps for children, from infants to teens.

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  • Birthday Parties

    Host a creative celebration at the NBMAA!

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  • Art Adventures

    Make the most of your summer with 5 week-long summer camp adventures!

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School
Services

School visits are designed to enrich curricula and engage students in dialogue and discovery as they view artworks in the galleries and create hands-on art projects in the American Savings Foundation Art & Education Center. Programs for students pre-K through college accommodate students of all abilities. Galleries and studios are universally accessible. The Museum also offers educators and administrators opportunities for professional development and classroom enrichment.

  • School Visits

    Select from a menu of tours and studio activities designed to meet your curricular needs.

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  • Homeschool Days

    Register for monthly tours and studio activities for homeschoolers of all ages.

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  • Professional Development

    Select a full or half-day teacher workshop for K–12 educators and administrators from varying disciplines.

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