June 3, 2017
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Associate
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce a special free event for the community on the Parade Plaza in downtown New London on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM.

“Sculpting New London,” will be an art-making workshop for school children taught by New London artist, Kat Murphy. Inspired by the sculptures of David Smalley, now on exhibition in Lyman Allyn’s galleries and outdoors on the Museum grounds and campus of Connecticut College, the workshop participants will create art using high density foam and other lightweight and easily shaped materials. The workshop was organized by Jose Garaycochea, Director of Expressiones, and Trustee of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

The free workshop is part of a larger celebration of New London and its arts, and immediately follows the conclusion of the New England Foundation for the Arts conference (NEFA) and the Creative Communities Exchange conference (CCX), also being held in downtown New London.

The Lyman Allyn will be hosting another free community event, Summer Fest, on the grounds and inside the Museum on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11 AM – 4 PM. Summer Fest will feature the music of some of the region’s great performers,  food trucks, family activities, face painting, balloon creations, art projects and much more! For more information please visit

Check the museum website at and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates.

For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected].

About Expressiones
Expressiones is a nonprofit Latino cultural center dedicated to providing the community with quality artistic programming. Expressiones celebrates diversity by inspiring the community to immerse themselves in the music, art, and customs of our multicultural population. Expressiones is committed to providing a safe environment which addresses the needs, expands the abilities, and encourages aspirations of the people of southeastern Connecticut by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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; artworks 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. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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