Black History Month at the NBMAA 2022

The NBMAA celebrates Black History Month with an array of accessible programs. Take a deep dive and learn about some of the prolific Black artists in the Museum’s permanent collection including Charles Ethan Porter, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar. All families are invited to enjoy a themed in-gallery scavenger hunt throughout the month.

Community Programs

Youth Creative Contest

Calling all creative youth! The NBMAA and its Community Advisory Group are looking for youth to share their artistic talents in a Creative Contest to commemorate Black History Month. In honor of the annual observance, the Museum wants to see how YOU best express this year’s contest theme:

Three Be’s
Be courageous.
Be resilient.
Be empowered.

The Museum is requesting interested youth to submit videos, photos, written materials, and/or audio files to this form by February 18th to be featured on the Museum’s website and social media channels in a contest compilation video launching February 24th! Prizes and goodies will be awarded to all participants.

Permanent Exhibition

People and Places in America, 1960s to Today

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 – Sunday, May 01, 2022

Featuring bold and visionary works from the 1960s to the 2010s, this installation explores depictions of people and places in America through a range of mediums including sculpture, print, collage, photography, and painting. The works are drawn from the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art and include recent purchases and collection highlights. Collectively, these important works challenge and inspire ideas about what it means to be an American today.

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Gallery Talks