October 7 – December 4, 2005
June 3 – September 19, 2005
An introduction to the work of lesser-known Modernist James Britton with a comprehensive exhibition of paintings, drawings and woodcuts from all phases of his career. Born in Hartford, Britton divided his time between Connecticut, New York City and Long Island: for decades he passed monthly through New London on his trips between his Connecticut homes and Sag Harbor on Long Island via the New London ferry. Featured are landscapes of Connecticut painted in the 1910s through the 1930s, family memorabilia including his palette and paint cans, historic photographs, and illustrated diaries affording glimpses of the life of a Connecticut resident from times past.
January 30 – December 31, 2005
Note from the Curator (Nancy Stula): The Chapel Gallery is installed with European Art from the permanent collection: it turns out there is such a wealth of works that I have decided to concentrate on Northern European Art—specifically Dutch, Flemish and German Art from the 15th through the 18th, poss 19th centuries. We have paintings by Lucas Cranach the Younger, still lifes by Claesz and de Heem, a landscape by Jan Van Goyen, along with two etched portraits by Rembrandt.
This exhibition features Flemish, Dutch, and German paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from the permanent collection of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum . The installation is arranged thematically with attention given to history painting (scenes from the Bible, mythology and literature), portraiture, genre, still life, and landscape and features works ranging in date from the late 15th century to the early 20th century. Some of these works have not been on display in many years.