FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2022
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Dawson, Director of Communications
860.443.2545 ext. 2112 / [email protected]
FREE ADMISSION THIS SUMMER AT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM: FUNDING PROVIDED BY A GRANT FROM CT HUMANITIES
NEW LONDON – Lyman Allyn Art Museum was recently awarded a grant from Connecticut Humanities to support our participation in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative.
The program invites Connecticut children ages 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult to visit participating museums free of charge from July 1 through Sept. 5, 2022. Funding for the initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.
“We’re excited to receive state funding again this summer after the success of our free admission program last year, said Museum Director Sam Quigley. “We had almost double the number of children visit our museum in summer 2021, so it was a great opportunity to introduce children and their caregivers to our programs and exhibitions who may not have ever visited before.”
Lyman Allyn features several interesting exhibitions this summer. Of special interest is the Picturing Mystic: Views of the Connecticut Shoreline, 1890-1950 exhibition, which runs through Sept. 4. The show looks at the historic waterfronts and landscapes of the Mystic area, focusing on the area’s history as an art colony.
The Lyman Allyn is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information about events, education programs and memberships, please visit www.lymanallyn.org.
About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neoclassical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today, it presents several changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present, including works from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.
The Museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us at www.lymanallyn.org.
About Connecticut Humanities
CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.
About Connecticut Office of the Arts
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.