Published: January 8, 2008
Lyman Allyn Art Museum will present a new exhibition, “Tradition et Innovation: French Art from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum,” opening on January 19 and on view throughout 2008.
Presenting French art from the permanent collection, “Tradition et Innovation” features paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the Seventeenth through the Twentieth Centuries. Works on view include J.A.D. Ingres’s important pencil study for the portrait of “Mme Moitessier Standing,” circa 1851, Pierre Auguste Renoir’s bronze “Maternite,” 1916, and Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “Study of a Crouching Woman.”
For this exhibition, the museum will also mount Seventeenth Century drawings by Nicholas Poussin, Hyacinthe Rigaud and Francois Boucher, as well as paintings by Pierre Mignard, Gustave Courbet and Honoré Daumier. “Tradition et Innovation” offers a rare opportunity to see world-class French art in New London.
Coordinating programming includes the film A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape , which will be screened in the museum’s auditorium on selected Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the year. The schedule will be posted on the museum website.
A newly developed program †Café and Conversation †will take place in the museum café and offers an opportunity for viewers to interact with the curator and museum staff to discuss various aspects of the exhibition, as well as broader art historical concepts.
Tours of the exhibition will be available in French, geared to middle school and high school groups.
The museum is at 625 Williams Street. For information, www.lymanallyn.org or 860-443-2545.
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