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New Britain Museum of American Art Forges Partnership with Delamar West Hartford

Delamar West Hartford Hotel. Photo credit: Ronni Newton
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The Delamar West Hartford Hotel will host rotating exhibits from the New Britain Museum of American Art.

By Ronni Newton

The Delamar West Hartford Hotel, which just held its grand opening on Sept. 12, has brought more than luxury accommodations, a casually-elegant restaurant/tavern/garden, and more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space to West Hartford.

Delamar West Hartford has entered into a partnership with the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), and will be hosting exhibits from the Museum’s collections in several public spaces on the first and second floors of the hotel.

The first exhibit, East & West Coast Cool: American Art, 1960s to Now opened with the hotel, and features works by iconic American Pop artists Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others. According to a news release, the exhibit “explores the radical spirit of the 1960s and subsequent decades through vivid Pop Art imagery.”

The exhibited works of Warhol, Dine, and Indiana “evoke love and beauty,” while the works of Ruscha and Fink are a bit wilder.

Min Jung Kim, Director & CEO of the New Britain Museum of American Art, stated in the release, “We are delighted to present an exhibition drawn from our collection at Delamar West Hartford, an organization that is committed to art and design, and to provide both out-of-town guests of the Delamar and the West Hartford community a glimpse into the world of American art.”

“We are excited for Delamar West Hartford to be partnering with one of the most notable American art museums in the country that just happens to be in our own backyard­ – the New Britain Museum of American Art,” Charles Mallory, founder and CEO, Greenwich Hospitality Group, said in the release. “By featuring a curated rotating exhibit of their collection, we hope to enhance the stay of our guests not only with distinctive amenities, but also with iconic world class art.”

The NBMAA is currently hosting a related exhibition entitled California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha – members of the L.A. “Cool School.” The exhibit is on display through Oct. 15 at the NBMAA, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT, www.nbmaa.org.

The Delamar West Hartford is a corporate member of the NBMAA, and hotel guests are invited to enjoy free admission and a number of exhibition-related programs at the Museum with their hotel keycard.

For information about corporate membership at the NBMAA, contact Amanda Shuman, Interim Director of Development, at 860-229-0257, ext. 246, or [email protected].

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Artwork from the New Britain Museum of American Art on display at the Delamar West Hartford Hotel. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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