FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2016
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Associate
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]
LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM PRESENTS THE ARTIST WITHIN
New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of The Artist WithIN. The exhibition will be on view from June 10 through July 24, 2016.
The Artist WithIN, the third exhibition in the Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series, began when OutCT, our region’s LGBTQ organization, asked OutCT board member and artist Amy Hannum to curate an art exhibition in celebration of Pride month.
This June, the Lyman Allyn honors that tradition by inviting the 3rd annual Artist WithIN exhibit to the Glassenberg Gallery. The exhibit will feature artists identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning. OutCT supports our diverse population and seeks to promote this group of artists who are potentially marginalized by their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In the past the show has included a variety of media including oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings, sculpture and photography. The subject matter of the artwork may or may not pertain to LGBTQ issues or lifestyle.
The opening reception will be on June 10th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Museum members are free and non-members are $10. Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 129.
For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or 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 11 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 16,000 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: www.lymanallyn.org.