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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
860 443-2545

Mission:

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, a cultural, educational and community resource, brings enjoyment and understanding of art to the people of New London and Southeastern Connecticut.  We preserve a collection of American and European fine and decorative art while creating exhibitions and programs in and around our historic building and our gardens and grounds.

History:

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, located in New London, Connecticut, was founded in 1926 at the bequest of Harriet Upson Allyn (1840 -1926). She was a life-long New London resident and the youngest of Captain Lyman Allyn’s (1797- 1874) six children. She named the museum in memory of her father, a man who commanded a whaling boat by the age of twenty-one and who later became a director of a banking company, an insurance company and a railroad company. Furthermore, Lyman Allyn founded a school for boys in New London in 1817.

In 1910 Harriet Allyn had requested, in her will, that the Connecticut Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Hartford use money from her estate to create a park and a museum. In addition, Allyn donated a significant tract of land to neighboring Connecticut College, then a women’s school.

Allyn’s death in 1926 established the beginning of the museum.  Initially there was no collection and no building.  Architect Charles A. Platt was hired “to design an elegant neo-classical granite structure on a hill overlooking New London and the Thames River” using a design similar to the one Platt created for the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  The museum opened in 1932, displaying a collection built by the first Director, Winslow Ames, which famously consisted of only thirteen works!

After several additions and renovations, the Museum contains nine galleries, an auditorium, a library, conservation laboratory, offices, bookshop and café. Today, the permanent collection consists of over 10,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, with an emphasis on American art from the 18th through 20th centuries.



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Upcoming Events at Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Legends: The Sports Photography Of Walter Iooss

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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