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September 27, 2022
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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NEW LYMAN ALLYN EXHIBITION STRUMS THROUGH THE BANJO’S MUSICAL HISTORY
NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum has a special treat with a musical theme planned for visitors when its new exhibition, America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection opens Saturday, Oct. 8.
The show, America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection, features more than 40 banjos from the unparalleled private collection of Jim Bollman, banjo collector and historian living in the Boston area.
The exhibition, which closes on Jan. 8, 2023, provides a fascinating look at how the banjo was deeply woven into the history, arts and society of 19th century America. The guest curator for the show is Darcy J. Kuronen, formerly the Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.