Exhibitions are surely the bread and butter of museums, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But as you know, at the Lyman Allyn, we also try to provide a broad array of programs and events that augment the shows on view, and extend the cultural experiences you’ll have here beyond what’s in the galleries. Now that Spring is just around the corner, I want to highlight some programs you might want to note in your calendar and start planning for.
For the younger set, April school vacation activities will be upon us before you know it. If you want some help keeping the minds and hands of your kids engaged in making art, help is only a click away. And speaking of vacation, it isn’t too early to start thinking about enrolling your children in our highly acclaimed (and reasonably priced) Summer Art Immersion programs which start right after July Fourth. Contact Caitlin Healy for information and preliminary enrollment.
For adults, intellectually stimulating programs happen in a number of times and styles at Your Museum. There’s still time to enroll for the last four sessions of the five-week Art History For All classes taught on Thursday mornings by Bob Potter. Our Jazz Series continues in The Listening Room Wednesday evening, March 8th at 5:30 with The John Clark & Ian Frenkel Duo. And on Thursday evening, March 30th the new lecture series, Collecting Explored, will present Curt DiCamillo, an irrepressible anglophile and well-informed architectural historian you won’t want to miss.
Peter Daitch’s Near :: New exhibition entitled Photographs: Landscapes, Abstracts & Urban Scenes will remain on view for all of March but sadly, it’s last day will be Sunday, April 2nd, so be sure to plan a day here to view this remarkable show!
I hope to see you soon!