The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Acquires Tiffany Stained Glass Window




October 15, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
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Come Unto Me,photo courtesy of Robert Baldwin, collection of Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, Come Unto Me, 1924, Favrile glass; 72” x 76” , photo courtesy of Robert Baldwin

New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is delighted to announce the acquisition of a magnificent stained-glass window created by the renowned Tiffany Studios in New York. In 1924, Come Unto Me was installed above the pulpit in the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of New London, CT and was dedicated to the memory of Anna Chaplin Rumrill, a member of that congregation. This exquisite work of art depicts a beatific Jesus standing with outstretched arms in the foreground of a lustrous landscape with mountains, a lake, and cypress trees. The large window (72” tall x 76” wide) is signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and composed entirely of Favrile glass.

On October 9th, 2014, the Board of the All Souls Congregation agreed to sell the Tiffany window to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. By accepting the Museum’s offer, the Congregation ensures that the prized window remains on public view in New London.

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Lyman Allyn Art Museum Awarded Major Grant for Digital Documentation



Museum Receives $82,914 from Institute of Museum and Library Services for
The Preservation, Documentation, and Enhanced Access to its Collection

September 18, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
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New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $82,914 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for further work in the preservation and digital documentation of its prized collection. The grant supports enhanced collections stewardship, while improving access to and interpretation of the Lyman Allyn’s many works of art and historical artifacts.

Museums for America grants help museums address their key needs or challenges, enabling them to provide better service to their communities. This year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services received 554 applications, of which 196 received funding.

“We are extremely honored to receive the support and have the confidence of this important federal agency as the Museum prepares to further its mission and make the collection widely accessible,” said Sam Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. “We are excited to take the next steps to improve our collections management, and I’m delighted that through digital imaging and documentation we will soon be able to virtually throw open the doors to storage and share the collection with our visitors on the Web.”

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Bus Trip to The Clark Art Institute & Williams College Museum of Art

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute

Thursday, November 13th, 7:45am–6:45pm  

$75 members/ $85 non-members (includes bus travel, admissions and guided tours)

Join us for this exciting day trip to the Berkshires!  Our day begins with guided tours of the recently expanded Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute. Opened to the public in 1955, the collection features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, and John Singer Sargent. After the tours, enjoy lunch on your own in the café, view special exhibitions or stroll the 140 acre campus. The day continues at the Williams College Museum of Art (just a five minute drive from The Clark), with a guided tour of their collections and special exhibition: Material Friction: Americana and American Art. The bus departs at 3:45pm for CT.

Williams College Museum of Art

Reservations are required: Please contact the Education Department at 860-443-2545 x110 or email  Bus departs from and returns to the parking lot of Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London.

Download the  Bus Trip Registration Form.

Catch the Butterflies

November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015


Catch the Butterflies is an installation created by local artist, Brian Keith Stephens. For just over a month the Glassenberg Gallery will transform into a dense, but flexible forest of hanging butterfly scrolls, clustered in groups that form a fantasy immersion of an unnatural, natural world. This room of colorful, larger than life-size floor to ceiling scrolls, will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic this Holiday season to New London, and beyond.

Butterflies have enchanted people across vastly different cultures throughout history and have come to symbolize personal transformation as well as grace, eloquence, and good luck. Butterflies have a universal appeal and electrifying energy that touch the human sensibility to feel and experience excitement, and wonderment. Throughout history butterflies have enchanted the human mind; this installation brings that history to life for the young and old alike.

This family friendly installation and accompanying programming is designed to attract a broad and diverse audience and communicate messages of enchantment, fantasy, and magic this holiday season.


Lost Gardens of New England

Lost Gardens
Constance Holt in the Parterre Garden at Roseland Cottage, c. 1920 Woodstock, Connecticut

March 1 – July 31 2015

Lost Gardens of New England draws on the wealth of images – drawings, watercolors, and historic photographs – in Historic New England’s collection.

The exhibition uses reproduction material to depict New England gardens, great and small, that no longer exist or only partially survive. Three sections explore major themes of American landscape history: the New Republic, House and Garden Beautiful, and Revival Gardens. Landscape drawings provide insight into how these gardens were conceived and visualized by their creators, either amateur or professional. Photographs capture the gardens and their features in their glory as well as the people who maintained and enjoyed them. The images selected illustrate New England’s rich garden design traditions and offer inspiration to gardeners today.

lost garden 2
Medford Garden