july, 2018

14jul - 11novAll DayHidden Water: Paintings and Sculpture by Judy Cotton(All Day) Lyman Allyn Museum, 625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event,Museums

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Hidden Water: Paintings and Sculpture by Judy Cotton | July 14 – November 11

In an environment impacted by global warming, contemporary artist Judy Cotton focuses on water, glaciers, melting ice, and insect life, offering a meditation on the natural world and the forces that threaten its balance. Hidden Water, a multi-media exhibition, presents art that speaks to the artist’s ecological concerns. Cotton’s paintings and small sculpture will be displayed in the Lyman Allyn’s galleries, with one room imagined as a cabinet of curiosities containing sculpted nests, insects and other natural and artificial “specimens.” Several water-focused installations will occupy the museum’s outdoor grounds, engaging viewers in a dialogue about water use, pollution, rising ocean levels, and other environmental concerns.

Judy Cotton has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad and her work is held by collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Australia. She been described by critic Sebastian Smee as “a passionate observer of the natural world…long drawn to the lives and movements of animals, plants, fire, floods, rivers and skies—to life in flux.”

About Lyman Allyn Museum

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it 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.


Lyman Allyn Museum | 625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320


July 14 (Saturday) - November 11 (Sunday)


Lyman Allyn Museum

625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320

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