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“Nice Art Museum”

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Ranked #13 of 37 things to do in New London
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Owner description: One gallery of this museum's diverse American collection is dedicated to Connecticut Impressionism.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a really cool little art museum. It is easy to get to. The building and grounds are beautiful. The downstairs is great, full of fine early American art. The upstairs is nice, but has very little art work. Entrance fee was $10. A little steep for half of a small museum.

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a small town art museum so don't expect the Met, Chicago or DIA type of collect. However, they have a very good collection of early American Art and some nice stuff from the "Hudson River" School. The first floor is easily done in 30 minutes (1 hour if you like to linger and study art like we do). The second floor is devoted to modern and contemporary art and special exhibits (Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup cans for example). This isn't our cup of tea, but if you like that sort of stuff you probably would appreciate the extent of their collection, especially the Tiger Fish sculptures that were exhibited during our visit. Would we go again - probably not unless they had a special exhibit of interest.

Thank jcbilello
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family has enjoyed the Lyman for a few years now. My son participated in their homeschool classes for three years and their summer camps for two summers. Love the revolving exhibits. If you live in the area, a membership is well worth the cost. The grounds are relaxing and the hill is a favorite local sledding spot. The museum is next door to Connecticut College which has its own galleries located in Cummings and in the library.

Thank winky t
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The permanent art is very good but there is not a lot of it. There were two other time limited exhibits which were more interesting. One covered the War of 1812, one most americans are not knowledgeable about, and the other was the art of James Gurney, the orginator of Dinotopia, a lost world. This exhibit was the hit among most of visiting that day and it also was about an artist with whom we had no familiarity. He dreamed up this lost world where humans and dinosaurs live together and his artwork was spectacular.

Thank Cayman408
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Second time there. Friendly, accessible. Not precious. Good exhibits, whatever they have. We saw Broadway musicals--their costumes, stage design, etc. And, we got to see videos of parts of the musicals. Last time: saw exhibit by a wonderful local artist. On the campus of CT College, north of New London. Across the street is the college arboretum. Worth a walk

Thank birdsoup
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