Opening July 12, 2019
This exhibition showcases the Lyman Allyn’s collection of European paintings, highlighting a selection of portraits, history paintings, religious scenes, landscapes, still-lifes, and genre scenes from the early Renaissance through the 19th century. Although European paintings have been part of the collection since the museum’s founding in 1932, the galleries currently emphasize American art, with European paintings infrequently on view.
Brought to Light offers the opportunity to reexamine the museum’s European paintings and share their rich stories with the public. The paintings reflect research and consultations with subject specialists, with the goal of advancing scholarship and better understanding these treasures.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Bank of America, Trustee; and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts.