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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 Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition Of Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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Exhibition - Robert Rauschenberg: Ruminations

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New London, CT
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