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Q. Is the NBMAA a charitable organization?

A. The NBMAA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Its Federal Employer ID is 06-142234.


Q. What portion of my membership is tax deductible?


Student Fully tax deductible
Individual Senior Fully tax deductible
Household Senior Fully tax deductible
Individual Fully tax deductible
Household Fully tax deductible
Friend's Circle Fully tax deductible
Artist’s Circle Fully tax deductible
Collector’s Circle Fully tax deductible
American Art Circle Fully tax deductible
JBTS Leadership Circle $2,400
JBTS Director’s Circle $4,900
JBTS Chairman’s Circle $9,900


Q. What is the difference between membership and gifts to the annual operating fund?

A. Membership is a benefit-based program that encourages individuals to become active in the life of the NBMAA. Memberships at the Artist’s Circle and above are only partially tax-deductible.

Gifts to the Annual Operating Fund, are straight out philanthropic supporting-based gifts, 100% tax deductible.

Both programs however support the NBMAA’s bottom line and many individuals participate in both.


Q. Can I upgrade my membership mid-year to take advantage of additional benefits?

A. Yes! Simply follow the HOW TO instructions or contact the Membership Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (860) 229-0257, ext. 231.



Q. How do I give a gift of securities?

A. Donors should have their brokers transfer donations of securities to:


(If you have any questions please call Merrill Lynch in Farmington, CT at 1 (888) 447-0510 and ask for Lise Mangiafico, Alma Kruh or Thomas Forma)


All DTC eligible securities

Delivery Instructions:
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
DTC # 5198
FBO New Britain Museum of American Art
For Acct #: 56d 04122


Donors should call the NBMAA Finance Department at (860) 229-0257, ext. 221 to expect a transfer.



Q. Does my gift qualify for Corporate Matching Gifts?

A. Many corporations have matching gift programs for their employees, retirees and board members that will double and in some cases triple the portion of your gift that is tax deductible. This extra support is very much appreciated.

Here is what to do:

  • Contact your employer and determine if they will match your gift.
  • Either obtain their matching gift form, fill it out and mail it in to the NBMAA, or
  • Follow their directions for on-line registration of your gift.



Q. When should I expect to receive my membership cards?

A. Your cards will arrive within three weeks from the day we receive your information.

If you would like to visit the museum, and you have not received your card yet, simply present your photo ID at the membership desk.



Q. Is First Friday free to members/Can Guest passes be used for First Friday?

A. Members admission to First Friday is $10. Guest passes can be used for general admission to the museum and for programs identified as free with admission, but not for First Fridays. (Non-member fee is $15 per person for admission.)



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