Stay connected with the NBMAA through our online access portal. 

While we are open to the public, we are also thrilled to offer new ways to access to the Museum from home. 

Engage with our permanent collection and special exhibition through our digital galleries on eMuseum, as well as a series of informative lectures and guides. Access a variety of educational content, with everything from ideas for at-home crafts and activities, to content for educators and students.

Permanent Collection

Explore over three centuries of American art in the NBMAA’s collection by artist, genre, and/or medium with eMuseum. Discover our galleries by exhibition, and view our newest acquisition, Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, (Annotated)

Virtual Reality Experience

Experience special exhibition Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) through this brand new multi-sensory submersive virtual reality experience. View now.

Audio Lecture

Join NBMAA Associate Curator Lisa Williams and Museum docents for a series of discussions exploring key works by women artists in Museum's permanent collection. Listen here.

Special Exhibitions

Presented by Museum curators, peek behind the scenes of our special exhibitions with virtual walkthroughs of Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)and In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut. For the first time, the Museum is also pleased to present complete digital archives of past exhibitions, including American Post-Impressionists: Maurice and Charles Prendergast.

Art Activities

Kids and adults can continue their creativity outside the NBMAA! Created by the NBMAA's teaching artists, enjoy downloadable art activities for the family, coloring book pages, and video lessons in the comfort of your home. Learn more here.

Video Lessons

New NBMAA Kids video lessons guide families through unique and simple art activities that can be created at home. Presented by teaching artist Bonnie Sullivan, I Made This provides step-by-step art instructions that anyone can follow. 

Meditations on Paintings

Guided by Maura O'Shea, Manager of Education Programs, slow down and take a closer, meditative look at select works from our permanent collection. Watch now.

Outdoor Garden Sculpture Tour

Enjoy the wonder of American Art even when the NBMAA is closed! Located next to 100-acre Walnut Hill Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the NBMAA is a perfect spot to stop by on your stroll through the park. Wander the Museum grounds to discover the outdoor treasures that make up the NBMAA sculpture garden. Download the full pdf here.

Social Media

Stay up-to-date with the latest at the NBMAA by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Follow along with our #NBMAAatHome hashtag to see what we're up to, or participate in our #RemakeTheNBMAA challenge. Sign up for our digital mailing list to receive email updates.

Teacher and Student Resources

Thematic tours designed to connect to school curriculum, state, and national content standards. Includes strategies for student engagement as well as hands-on art activities. Learn more here.


View the NBMAA's Spring Newsletter online and gain insider insight with staff interviews, permanent collection highlights, and enjoy a sneak-peak at our interview with NEW/NOW artist Shantell Martin.