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 […]

The Unicorn Stampede

Opening Friday, November 29, 2013 On view through January 12, 2014 The Unicorn Stampede installation by renowned glitter artist Camomile Hixon in Lyman Allyn’s Glassenberg Gallery will involve 24 life-sized, two-dimensional glitter unicorns. This room of glittered unicorns will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic this Holiday season to New London and beyond. Unicorns […]

Milloff’s Melville

On view:  September 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Milloff’s Melville features 25 years of Mark Milloff’s drawings, paintings, and sculpture inspired by Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick.  A professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Milloff has long been immersed in narratives of the sea. Growing up a stone’s throw from what […]

Dinotopia: Art, Science & Imagination

September 22, 2102 – February 2, 2013 Dinosaur fans get ready! DINOTOPIA: Art, Science, and Imagination showcases the original artwork of James Gurney. Gurney is the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony. Dinotopia appeals to both adults and children […]

Curtain Up: Broadway Behind the Scenes

April 14, 2012 – September 1, 2012 Costume, Set, and Lighting Designs from the Broadway shows The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Memphis, Hairspray, FELA, Avenue Q, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center The exhibition explores the creative process behind the stunning visuals of Broadway shows.  Each show’s set designs and costume designs, along with props and […]

The Rockets’ Red Glare: Connecticut and the War of 1812

July 6, 2012 – December 31, 2012   During its bicentennial year, explore an important turning point in the state and nation’s history through this exhibition developed by a collaboration of Mystic Seaport, the Stonington Historical Society, the New London County Historical Society, the New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.  

Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty

June 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013 This exhibition is a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, The Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust in Lyme.  All three organizations are in New London County. This is the 3rd annual exhibition of, what we have come […]

America @ Work: New Deal Murals in New London and Beyond

March 8 – June 9, 2012 Inspired by New London’s local treasures—the 1938 Post Office murals by Thomas La Farge—America @ Work: New Deal Murals in New London and Beyond features mural studies by La Farge (from the museum’s permanent collection) and other artists working on Roosevelt’s New Deal art projects across the country. Countering the […]

Hello Manga!

October 15, 2011 – March 17, 2012 Since the 1980’s, Japanese comics (i.e. manga) have been capturing the attention of the American public and inspiring artists and fans. This exhibition celebrates the art of manga and explores its popularity with American audiences. Both longtime fans and those new to manga will enjoy the illustrations, collectibles, […]

Skateboards: Art on the Ply

September 17, 2011 – February 4, 2012  explores the question “Can a skateboard be art?” Skateboard enthusiasts, students, art lovers, and visitors of all ages will consider this question as they view skateboards designed by contemporary artists, sculptures made from skateboards, and classic decks from the past. While skateboards may seem like an unexpected topic […]

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