Complementing Femme Brut is an exhibit of original musical compositions penned by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester. This exhibit aims to highlight and make visual the creative process and link music with visual art forms. Text as image will offer the viewer insight into the composer’s creative process just as brushstrokes allow the viewer to retrace a painter’s labor trail. Special Event! Melissa Manchester will perform in a Benefit Concert for the Lyman Allyn on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Call the museum for more information.