July 8, 2015
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is proud to present a three part international art exhibition, titled The Artist’s Journey, organized by the Griffis Art Center. In celebrating 25 years their remarkable program of hosting international artists in New London, the Griffis Art Center invites you to share in the intimate world of these artists who worked, taught, lived and socialized in the New London community during their nine month residencies. The Artist’s Journey will be on view through September 27, 2015 in the Lyman Allyn’s Glassenberg Gallery.

Each exhibition is focused around a concept expressed in one particular painting, and includes a collection of paintings and sculptures as diverse and fascinating as the world we live in.

CONCERNING THE DIAMOND SUTRA – June 16 to July 19, 2015
The first exhibition in the series is inspired by a painting by Adão Odacyr Pinheiro from the Federative Republic of Brazil. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media pieces by artists from the Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Islamic Republic of Iran, State of Eritrea, Ukraine, North and South Vietnam, Australia, Canada, United States of America, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Senegal, State of Israel, India, Federative Republic of Brazil and the People’s Republic of China.

THIS IS A GARDEN OF ARTS – July 22 to August 23, 2015
The second exhibition in the series is inspired by a gift of calligraphy by Zhang Zhibang, in the Winter of 1992, “Year of the Monkey” while visiting his son Christopher Z.Y. Zhang who is from Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Artworks selected for this exhibition represent a diversity of artists that painted and worked in New London and the surrounding areas – many in a realistic or impressionistic style of painting.

LIFE IS LIFE AND BLUE IS BLUE – August 26 to September 27, 2015
The third exhibition in the series is inspired by the title of a painting by Mathias Marrum who was born in the Federal Republic of Germany (former West Germany) but arrived to the Griffis Art Center from Mojacar, Almeria, and Kingdom of Spain.

Color and emotion were the foremost influences in the selection of artwork for this exhibition: with a choice of work by artists from over forty-five countries with almost as many different artistic styles and beliefs.

For details about upcoming programming for The Artist’s Journey, please visit

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 from 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 15,000 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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