Never Before Seen Artifacts Unveiled at Lyman Allyn Art Museum Opening Night Gala to Announce New Permanent Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum will host a gala on Sat. October 20 from 5:30 – 8:00pm (ribbon cutting ceremony at 6pm) to highlight the opening of a new permanent exhibit dedicated to life and works of American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933). Tiffany, best known for his innovative work with stained glass, had parents who hailed from CT, and maintained a close connection to the region throughout his life, resulting in a large concentration of Tiffany stained-glass, windows and other objects throughout the state.
The exhibit will feature 3 stained glass windows originally installed throughout New London and fine decorative arts objects including works never before seen in a public venue. As part of the exhibit, the museum will also provide several short and informative videos which explore Tiffany family history, the patronage of Tiffany windows and the conservation and preservation of the windows installed in the gallery. The videos will be created by Todd Gipstein, an award winning writer, photographer, and producer whose work has been featured in National Geographic. Also, a new recognition wall created by local glass artist Jeffrey P’an will be showcased for the first time at the entrance to the new exhibit. (Gala tickets may be purchased by contacting the museum directly.) CLICK HERE to visit their website.
What: Lyman Allyn Art Museum – Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit
Date: Gala: Sat. 10/20, (5:30-8:00pm) - Public Opening: Sun. 10/21 (1– 5pm)
Time: Regular Hours (Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm & Sun. 1pm – 5pm)
Where: 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut (860-443-2545)