Lyman Allyn’s New Permanent Gilded Age Exhibition!
Tiffany in New London explores the life and career of artist, designer, and glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany through the lens of New London, focusing on the artist’s unique connections to the region.
This Gilded Age permanent collection gallery includes stained-glass windows, lamps, favrile glass vessels, silver, jewelry, paintings, archival photographs, and other objects, some of which come from Tiffany family descendants. Louis Comfort Tiffany’s parents hailed from Killingly, CT, and although they lived in New York City, the family often visited relatives in Norwich and New London. Louis’s first wife, May Goddard, was from Norwich, as was Louis’s brother-in-law Alfred Mitchell, who married his sister Annie. The Mitchells acquired a home in New London overlooking the Thames River, and Louis and his family were frequent visitors there in the mid-to-late 1870s and 1880s. [Read more…]