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NBMAA Gets $1.85 Million In Donations

By Susan Dunn | Staff Writer
The Hartford Courant

December 16, 2014

Christmas is the season of giving, and people have been giving generously to the New Britain Museum of American Art, which in the past few weeks has received three donations totaling $1.85 million.

Museum Director Douglas Hyland said Stanley Black & Decker of New Britain donated $1 million; John and Jasie Britton of New York donated $600,000 [...]

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Construction underway for NBMAA's new wing

By Scott Whipple | Staff Writer
New Britain Herald

August 6, 2014

Downes Construction Co. has begun excavation on the new wing of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Pouring of concrete for the foundation is expected to start in the next two weeks.

"From there, we'll keep on going," said the company's general superintendent, John Fraioli. "We expect to complete the project by August 2015."

The museum broke ground [...]

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NBMAA Given 165 Coastal Paintings And $1 Million

By Susan Dunn | Staff Writer
The Hartford Courant

August 21, 2013

Charles Hamm grew up in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., overlooking New York Harbor.

"I'd be Richard Henry Dana in 'Two Years Before the Mast' if I'd lived in that time," Hamm said. "Boats fascinated me, ferries, tugboats. I always wanted a job on one. It's a romantic notion."

Hamm never did work on a boat, but as soon as he [...]

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State Bond Commission Oks $4M for NBMAA expansion

By Robert Storace | Staff Writer
New Britain Herald

June 21, 2013

The State Bond Commission Friday approved a $4 million grant that will help pay for the construction of a 12,000-square-foot addition to the New Britain Museum of American Art.

The infusion of state funds—along with $6 million from other sources—puts the museum near its goal of $12 million to cover the construction costs. Museum officials said the [...]

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