FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014
CONTACT: James Eckerle, Interim Director
860.443.2545 x113 / Eckerle@lymanallyn.org
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Receives Grant to Support Free Public Forum in conjunction with its current exhibition Sub Urbanisms: Casino Company Town/ China Town.
NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum received a grant for $1500 from Connecticut Humanities to help support the Sub Urbanisms Public Forum.
On March 29th, Lyman Allyn Art Museum and Connecticut College will host a free, daylong public forum (10AM-4:30PM) offered in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition, SubUrbanisms: Casino Company Town/ China Town (February 8 – May 12, 2014). The forum will feature speakers with backgrounds in architecture, urban design, land use, anthropology, journalism and American Studies and will explore issues of casino urbanization, suburban Chinatowns and the contested domestic landscape. Community residents and architecture and planning insiders alike will benefit from this open conversation on a local topic with a global reach. Thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities, Lyman Allyn is able to offer a program that invites visitors to reflect on the values, practices and public policies that determine how we live, and to consider how cultural expectations for building design might further change in response to growing ecological, financial and societal pressures.