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The Blasted Tree

This post comes to us from Rena Tobey, Curatorial Intern.

The long summer days are here, and your thoughts may have turned to spending some time in nature, sketchbook in hand.  1,239 more words

Appropriation & Inspiration

Using Holes to Reveal History's Blindspots

Upon a quick glance, the newest addition to the Colonial Gallery at the New BritainMuseum of American Art has left some visitors panic-stricken – an understandable  reaction considering the fact that the painting has two large holes cut out of it. 738 more words

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Table Tennis & Art Forgeries

Efremoff is on the forefront of New Media art. He obtained his MFA from the University of Connecticut, and has exhibited all over the United States and abroad in counties including Italy, Germany, and South Korea. 605 more words

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Frieseke: Under the French Influence

One of the main artists featured in the upcoming exhibition An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art is Frederick Carl Frieseke. Born in Michigan, he studied at The Art Institute of Chicago beginning in 1893. 533 more words

Special Exhibits

The Last Man to Paint The First President

Rembrandt Peale is known for his portraits of George Washington, one of which the New Britain Museum of American Art is delighted to have as a new acquisition this Presidents month. 635 more words

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Minimalist George Washington & Benedict Arnold

The Revolutionary War took place after the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776. Each side partook in a war that lasted until 1783. 697 more words

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(Painted) Patented Pigs and Genetic Debates

If a work of art reflects the time it was created, what are we to make of the NBMAA’s recent acquisition, Patented Pigs by Marcus Jansen? 459 more words

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