Closed for Reinstallation
Reopening: October 8, 2016
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum will open its newly installed collection of American Art this fall. Featuring new and familiar treasures from the permanent collection, the renovated American Perspectives gallery celebrates American art and history, often through the lens of Southeastern Connecticut, with paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century.
Collection strengths include 18th century furniture, New London’s maritime and whaling history, Hudson River School paintings, and Connecticut Impressionism. The American galleries, which previously stopped at 1945, now encompass art from the second half of the 20th century. With an emphasis on dynamic and accessible interpretation, American Perspectives features new objects, thematic groupings, and an interactive phone app.