Alexandra Stoddard: A Colorful Life

A pop-up Exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum January 25 – February 26, 2023 Over a long and remarkable career as a best-selling author and international interior designer, Alexandra Stoddard has focused on ways to incorporate beauty and color into our daily rituals to bring us happiness. A resident of Stonington, Connecticut, Stoddard lives […]

The Circle Game

December 3, 2022 – January 28, 2023 Pamela Zagarenski, Seeing, June 2022, 21×34 inches, acrylic and gold leaf. This winter, the Lyman Allyn presents new works by Pamela Zagarenski, artist, writer and Caldecott Honor Award-winning illustrator of books including Sleep Like a Tiger, Aesop’s Fables and Red Sings from Tree Tops. With paintings that draw […]

Chromatopia: Stories of Color in Art

November 19, 2022 – March 5, 2023 Join us for an exploration of the surprisingly rich history of pigments and dyes and their impact on art and culture. The story of color, and the search for ever more vibrant pigments, is a fascinating one, tying into biology and human evolution, alchemy, philosophy, chemistry, exploration and […]


September 14  – 28, 2022 In 2002 I chanced on this moment in time which for me represented culture changing in front of my eyes, received art history becoming fluid, its meaning and impact no longer static, known art loosened from its foundations, no longer items permanently held in a museum collection.

America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection

October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023 Featuring more than 50 banjos from an unparalleled private collection, this exhibition presents the compelling stories and surprising artistry of this often overlooked instrument and its music. An instrument with African predecessors and singular American roots, the banjo has played an important role in many musical genres, including […]

Album of Flowers | Interesting Times

September 10 – November 6, 2022 The large paintings that form the core of Catherine Christiano’s exhibition, Album of Flowers | Interesting Times chronicle a year, each month’s panel juxtaposing naturalistically painted seasonal flora with a collage of content from The New York Times. The still lifes are placed directly within the context of 2016, the emotionally charged […]

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