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February 16, 2022
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Dawson, Director of Communications
860.443.2545 ext. 2112 / [email protected]
LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM SHOWCASES WORK BY WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is showcasing its growing photography collection in an upcoming exhibition, Unbeatable Women: Power and Innovation in the Work of Women Photographers, which opens to the public on Saturday, Feb. 26. The exhibition examines women’s many important contributions to modern and contemporary photography and presents compelling images that address female innovation, power and identity. The exhibition will be on view through June 19.
Curated in partnership with Connecticut College students, the show features additional images augmented by select loans. The show’s title, “Unbeatable Women” derives from photojournalist Donna Ferrato and her powerful work fighting domestic abuse. In addition to Ferrato’s images, the exhibition includes work by photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems and Shirin Neshat, and other regional artists.
“We are excited and humbled to showcase powerful images by women photographers from our own collection and to work closely with Connecticut College students,” said Museum Director Sam Quigley. “Collaborations like this one provide us with new opportunities to learn about and support the work of deserving artists.”
An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Space is limited for this in-person event, and reservations are recommended by calling 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or emailing [email protected].
To accompany the exhibition, New London photographer Brenda De La Santos will lead a photography workshop on self-portraits on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To learn more about the workshop or to reserve a spot, email [email protected].
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; and an anonymous foundation.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Dawson by email at [email protected].
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 neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today, it presents a number of 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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us on Facebook or at www.lymanallyn.org.