Gifts from our donors support the Lyman Allyn’s mission to make art enjoyable, inspirational and accessible to the people of New London, New England, and beyond. Designating your gift for a specific purpose is a wonderful way to help sustain the Museum while supporting your personal values. Consider a gift to one of the following critical areas, or if you prefer, an unrestricted gift which allows us to apply your donation where it is most needed.
We strive to ensure that the Lyman Allyn is a gathering place for learning and the passionate exchange of ideas that educate, enrich, and resonate with the lives of all in our communities, and much of this work happens behind the scenes. Unrestricted gifts support every facet of this remarkable Museum throughout the year.
- Caring for Collections
At the heart of the Lyman Allyn is its permanent collection. Your support enables the Museum to care for the artworks we hold in trust for the public, while also making them accessible to all. Gifts help us strengthen and steward the collection so it can be shared, both virtually and in person, now and for generations to come.
- Exploring Exhibitions
There’s always something new at the Lyman Allyn! If you love what you see in our galleries, consider making a gift that supports our exhibitions. In addition to our permanent installations, the Museum presents new and established artists, as well as a variety of changing shows. Donations support our initiatives to host diverse, innovative and engaging exhibitions.
- Learning and the Yellow Bus Fund
Your support helps us to offer the widest range of art programs for adults and children – from school trips and summer camps to diverse lecture series and art classes. The Yellow Bus Fund makes it possible for thousands of area school children to attend field trips and art programs at the Museum. It takes a multitude of gifts to nurture the power of art across all ages, and gift by gift is how we get it done!
Thank you, we are deeply grateful!