ART TODAY: 2000–Present

Relic 12
Hung Liu, Relic 12, 2005, Oil on canvas and lacquered wood, 66 x66 in.,


ART TODAY: 2000–Present

Richard and Virginia McKernan Gallery

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view.

As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase contemporary art from 2000 to the present and a larger New Media & Digital Media space. The 3,000 sq. ft. gallery will allow the Museum to display over 30 works of art in a wide range of media, from Nobu Fukui’s complex collage Incredulity, 2013, to glass masterpieces such as K. William LeQuier’s Confluence, 2011. The establishment of a gallery focused solely on 21st century art will allow the Museum to expand and enhance its contemporary arts educational activities and present our visitors with a wide range of powerful and intriguing art from today’s finest artists.