FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM INSTALLS PORTRAIT OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG
New London – To honor and commemorate the life and accomplishments of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (19332020), the Lyman Allyn Art Museum has just installed a large-scale portrait of Ginsburg by artist Jac Lahav, which will be on view through October 18, 2020. Admission to the museum is free to all through the end of September.
Justice Ginsburg served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 until her recent death on September 18, 2020 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The second woman justice on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor, Ginsburg worked as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights over the course of her long and remarkable career. She struggled against gender and religious discrimination, excelling as a law student and then as a professor, teaching law at Rutgers and Columbia before being appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980. From there she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, where she served with distinction for 27 years. [Read more…]