Lyman-Allyn Museum kicks off ‘Season of Wonderment’
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
New London - The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce the kick-off of its Season of Wonderment! An array of activities and programs provide holiday fun for the whole family.
The Coloring New London exhibit covers the gallery walls in gigantic coloring book “pages” for people of all ages to color. The exhibit features scenes drawn from historic New London postcards and paintings in the museum’s collection. Join friends and neighbors from the Lyman Allyn community in filling in the pictures over the course of the exhibit and visit or check us out on Facebook to see how they develop. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 21.
Snowflake Family Teas will be held Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 1:30-3 p.m. Families will enjoy tea, a hot chocolate bar, and desserts in the Hendel Library. Then, before heading to the art studio for a snow globe art project, children will be able to add their artistic touch to the gallery walls in our Coloring New London exhibit. Admission $12 per person and includes museum admission as well as the Wonderment programming held beforehand. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Space is limited. Please call 860.443.2545 x2129.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 12-1 p.m.: The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB. Families will be introduced to the Fantasy Investigation Bureau, also known as the Unbelievable FIB, which is the magical detective agency at the heart of Adam Shaughnessy’s children’s books. Through storytelling and interactive riddles and puzzles, Adam will share the mysterious truth behind the Unbelievable FIB. Participants will take the Fibber’s oath and receive official ID badges of their very own. Books will be available for sale. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea. To RSVP call 860.443.2545 x2129.
Saturday, Dec. 2: Free First Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spend a lovely winter day exploring the Museum and join us in the art studio from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to decorate snowflakes. Free admission all day.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Family Storytelling Circle, -12-1 p.m. Museum Educators spread good cheer while they tell winter stories in the warm and cozy Hendel Library. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea. RSVP required.
Saturday, Dec. 16: Science Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn how Arctic animals such as penguins and polar bears stay warm! Children ages 7-11 will participate in a fun and interactive project. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.
The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, exit 83 off I-95. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us on Facebook or visit www.lymanallyn.org.