November 18, 2016
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 the kick off its holiday Season of Wonderment on Saturday, November 26th, 2016. This season Museum visitors can delight in a range of programming including an enchanting performance by the Pumpernickel Puppets; a festive winter ornament art project in the studio, a family storytelling event in our Library, and a rainbow in a jar Science Saturday art project! To add to the Wonderment, Colorful Dream Family Teas will be held on Saturdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  Fun for the whole family!

Special Saturday activities and Holiday Teas are as follows:

Saturday, November 26: Pumpernickel Puppets, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a captivating and humorous performance of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and The Mouse.” Free with Museum admission. RSVP’s requested: please call 860.443.2545 x129.

Saturday, December 3: Free First Saturday Art Project, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free admission all day!
Join us in the art studio to decorate festive winter ornaments! After the decorating is complete, visitors are encouraged to spend time exploring the galleries.

Saturday, December 10: Family Storytelling, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join premier storyteller Carolyn Stearns in our cozy Hendel Library as she tells the exciting tale of “The Man Who Bought a Dream.” Free with Museum admission. RSVP’s requested: please call 860.443.2545 x129.

Saturday, December 17: Science Saturday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come make your very own rainbow in a jar while learning about density and liquid molecules! Free with Museum admission.

Colorful Dream Family Teas: November 26, December 3, 10 &17, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday Season of Wonderment at one of the Museum’s Colorful Dream Family Tea Parties! Enjoy tea and treats and then immerse yourself in fun with a scavenger hunt through the A Colorful Dream exhibit and a stained glass art project. The event price is $12 per person and includes Museum admission and event activities. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Space is limited. Please call 860.443.2545 x129.

A Colorful Dream, Photography by Adrien Broom: On view November 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This family-friendly exhibition highlights the work of contemporary fine art and commercial photographer, Adrien Broom.  The culmination of a three-year studio project, A Colorful Dream features a colorful and evocative three-dimensional installation and large-scale photographs detailing a young girl’s journey as she rediscovers all the colors of the rainbow. This magical vision is recreated in the Glassenberg Gallery at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, where Museum visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Broom’s fantasy world through a magical rainbow forest where they can take pictures of their own!

Come take joy in A Colorful Dream and its accompanying programming.  This exhibition will be sure to lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic this Holiday season to New London, and beyond.

Wonderment is generously sponsored by Benchmark Wealth Management, LLC, and The Day Newspaper.

Check the Museum’s website at and Facebook page for updates and additional programming.

For more information or to request 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 12 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:

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