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New England is a highly cultured region, as its hundreds of fine art museums prove.

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Connecticut Art Museums

Sophisticated Connecticut boasts the fine art museum of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in its capital of Hartford, the world-class museums of Yale University in New Haven, and numerous other smaller but sophisticated collections throughout the state. More...

Maine Art Museums

Although known for its great outdoors and fascinating seacoast, Maine is also rich in historic commercial seaports and fine colleges, both of which are fertile ground for art collections.

Maine's best art museums are organized in the Maine Art Museum Trail, making it easy—and a pleasure—to visit them. More...

Massachusetts Art Museums

The richest collection of fine art museums in New England is in Massachusetts, from Boston and the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod to Worcester, Springfield and the Pioneer Valley, and the western Berkshire Hills. More...

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
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New Hampshire Art Museums

Most people go to New Hampshire for hiking, camping, canoeing, and fishing, but the smart ones stop in Manchester at the very fine Currier Museum of Art, hike the trails of the Andres Institute of Art, and stop for a visit to Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art. More...

Rhode Island Art Museums

New England's smallest state is big on art, with Providence's world-famous Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University displaying their artistic riches. Newport has some great art, and Saunderstown holds the birthplace and home of Gilbert Stuart, the artist whose portrait of George Washington graces the $1 bill. More...

Vermont Art Museums

Though mostly rural, Vermont has a surprising number of fine art museums, from Bennington and Brattleboro in the south through Manchester and Middlebury to St Johnsbury, Shelburne and Burlington in the north. More...

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Seated Bather, by Renoir, Havard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Seated Bather, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA.

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