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Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
New London, CT
Statement of Purpose:
Lyman Allyn Art Museum was founded in 1926
by Harriet Upson Allyn in memory of her whaling merchant father, Lyman
Allyn, as a place for local citizens to learn about art and
The Museum is housed in a handsome Neo-Classical building designed by
Charles A. Platt, architect of The Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the
Lyme Art Association Building, and several buildings on the campus of
Connecticut College. The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is a Founding Member of
the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail.
The permanent collection of over 15,000 pieces encompasses
objects from world civilizations covering a time range of 5,000 years.
Included are paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, furniture, decorative arts,
and American art from the 18th through 20th centuries.
Overlooking the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Long Island Sound, the Lyman
Allyn Art Museum is the principal comprehensive art museum serving southeastern
Connecticut. With an impressive collection of more than 15,000 objects,
works of art on view include:
Contemporary, Modern and Early American Fine Arts
American Impressionist Paintings
Connecticut Decorative Arts
Temporary Exhibitions of American Art from Public & Private
The Fortune Galleries at the Deshon-Allyn Mansion
Impressionist Paintings from the Lyman Allyn
In the Glassenberg Gallery, visitors will have the
opportunity to view a new installation of Connecticut Impressionist paintings from the
museum's fine permanent
Representative works from such renowned Connecticut Impressionist painters as J.
Alden Weir, Guy Wiggins and Charles Davis, among others, will be on view.
Many of the works recall summer days from the early part of
the 20th century as captured by these artists. Lyman Allyn
Museum of Art at Connecticut College is a founding member of the
Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail.
Furniture and Other Decorative Arts in Eastern Connecticut, 1750 -
This exhibition, curated by conservator Lance Mayer,
features furniture and decorative arts from the Museum's permanent
collection. With a focus on Windsor chairmaking in New London, text and
visual aids allow viewers to learn about the techniques and decorative tastes
that were popular in this area during the 18th century.
The Montesi Ship Collection: Maritime Folk Art
exhibit features the fine craftsmanship of Pasquale
Montesi, an Italian-born seafarer who immigrated to
Norwich, Connecticut in 1898. Working from memory,
created these beautiful folk-models without the aid of
blueprints or drawings.
Hours & Admission:
Saturday 10 - 5
Mondays & major holidays
under 6: Free
Directions: I95 North or South to Exit 83, follow brown
cultural attractons signs to museum
For more information, please call 860 443-2545.
Charles A. Shepard, III,
Lori Reid, Assistant Director
Kathleen McCleary, Director Education/Communication
Susan Hendricks, Director of Public Relations and
Nikki Bunnell, Curator
Linda Lavin, Registrar
Hawkins, Security Supervisor
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