Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

New Britain Museum of American Art

Serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collections, exhibitions, and education

three stars

87.21

56 Lexington Street New Britain, CT 06052
tel: (860) 229-0257   Web Site
EIN: 06-1422234

Board Leadership
Anita Ferrante
Chairman

CEO
Min Jung Kim
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.21 three stars
  Financial 85.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. The New Britain Museum of American Art is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collections, exhibitions, and education. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.

The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. The New Britain Museum of American Art is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collections, exhibitions, and education. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.

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Financial

three stars

85.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.99
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Britain Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Britain Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,221,607
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $234,087
   Fundraising Events $123,588
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $48,435
Total Contributions $1,627,717
   Program Service Revenue $513,220
Total Primary Revenue $2,140,937
   Other Revenue $2,329,985
TOTAL REVENUE $4,470,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,113,612
   Administrative Expenses $595,681
   Fundraising Expenses $286,028
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,995,321
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $475,601
   
Net Assets $47,500,481

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,242 4.86% Min Jung Kim Director, CEO

Mission

The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. The New Britain Museum of American Art is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collections, exhibitions, and education. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) 87.21 three stars
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.21 three stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 88.06 three stars
The Columbus Museum (GA) 87.21 three stars
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 95.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
tel: (860) 229-0257
EIN: 06-1422234

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Board Leadership

Anita Ferrante
Chairman

CEO

Min Jung Kim
Director