FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2020
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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LYMAN ALLYN CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF CONNECTICUT ART FROM THE NEW HAVEN PAINT & CLAY CLUB
New London – A Century of Creativity: Connecticut Art from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club celebrates the history and continuing legacy of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, one of the oldest active art clubs in New England, established in 1900. This exhibition of paintings, prints, and drawings explores our surroundings—the land, water, people, and places that help shape this region. The exhibition will be on view from January 31 through May 10, 2020.
As its name indicates, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s identity is geographically based. As such, it seems fitting to consider place and regional identity as the organizing theme for this retrospective exhibition. The history and impact of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club extends beyond New Haven, drawing members and exhibitors from across Connecticut, as well as from New York and New England. In the first half of the 20th century, numerous artists connected to the New Haven Paint & Clay Club were also affiliated with the art colonies at Cos Cob, Old Lyme, and Mystic.