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Join us on the second Thursday of every month for an evening of art and a conversation in the galleries. Complimentary light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. followed by a program from 6-7 p.m. with the Museum galleries open until 8 p.m. Free with general admission.

Apr. 10
Central Connecticut State University Progressive Concert 
Join the arts of the New Britain Museum and the music of Central Connecticut State University for a unique collaboration concert on Thursday, April 10. Hear the internationally renowned University Singers perform for the New Britain Community after previous tours to China, France, Germany, and Spain. The University Singers will divide into small chamber ensembles to sing music that corresponds to a particular painting exhibited in the NBMAA. The audience will move from gallery to gallery to experience the featured paintings in conjunction with the music.

The American Impressionist Gallery will feature To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water by impressionist composer Frederick Delius. The stark and moving Graydon Parrish mural painted in response to the 9/11 attacks will be paired with Daniel Gawthrop's touching Sing Me To Heaven. The artwork of the Thomas Hart Benton gallery is perfectly suited to a medley of American folksongs and spirituals.

The audience will circulate through the galleries, hearing the music as they view the artwork. After the visitors have rotated through all three galleries, the singers will recombine in front of the new Soo Sunny Park installation for a special mini-concert.

May 8 
Opening Reception: Floral Expressions
6 p.m. Remarks by Mary Gould, Chair of Exhibition and past President of Garden Club of New Britain
Click here for more information on this exhibition.

June 12
Artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri talk and book signing