Please note: Visit the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for Free through Sept. 3
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum has a great, no-cost way to entertain friends and family during these final weeks of summer. The Museum is offering free admission to all visitors through Sept. 3, generously funded by Dominion Energy. The grant is connected to the Museum’s current exhibition, Barkley L. Hendricks in New London, which runs through Sept. 3.
“We want to thank Dominion Energy and invite everyone into our galleries throughout the month of August,” Museum Director Sam Quigley said. “The Barkley Hendricks show features the art and photography of one of New London’s own, and we’re hoping free admission will bring in even more visitors during the final weeks of the show.”
The Museum will also present a panel symposium, “Looking at Legacy: Reflecting on Barkley L. Hendricks with Connecticut Arts Leaders” on Aug. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Museum. Regional arts leaders will discuss Hendricks’ artistic legacy and issues related to teaching in the arts and humanities today. Panelists include Kalia Brooks, Director of Programs and Exhibitions at NXTHVN; Kate Rushin, Distinguished Visiting Poet at Connecticut College; Alexis Boylan, Director of Academic Affairs at UCONN Humanities Institute; and Marvin Espy, a distinguished artist, who lives and works in New London. The program, in-person and virtual, is free, but attendees need to register in advance. Please visit lymanallyn.org to register for the program.