Digital Docent Videos

Willard Metcalf A regular visitor to the Old Lyme Art Colony, Willard Metcalf had initially followed Childe Hassam there in 1903, and he spent time at other artist retreats in New England as well. He studied in France in the 1880s, where he was the first American to paint at Giverny, France, the home of […]

Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism

February 14 – August 2, 2020 This engaging exhibit highlights the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present—attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. Stories of Resilience showcases their determination, bravery and strength in […]

A Century of Creativity: Connecticut Art from the New Haven Paint & Clay Club

January 31 – May 10, 2020  The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, established in 1900, is the oldest continuously active art club in Connecticut. With a history and impact extending far beyond New Haven, the club draws members and exhibitors from across Connecticut, New York and New England. The art in this exhibition explores […]

This Just In: Recent Acquisitions at the Lyman Allyn

With this online exhibition, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum showcases important recent acquisitions to the permanent collection, highlighting new gifts of modern and contemporary art. In late 2015 and early 2016, the Museum was the fortunate recipient of three gifts, most notably an outstanding group of 110 modern and contemporary objects from the collection of […]

First Impressions: Master Drawings from the Lyman Allyn Collection

Featuring European and American master drawings, First Impressions showcases seldom seen treasures from the Lyman Allyn’s permanent collection. The digital exhibit includes drawings and watercolors from the 15th through the early 20thcentury by German, Dutch, Italian, French, British, and American masters. Many were acquired in the 1930’s by the museum’s first director Winslow Ames, who was a venerable […]

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