Lyman Allyn showcases work of New Haven Paint and Clay Club

"A Century of Creativity: Connecticut Art from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club" is on view thorugh May 10 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London.

The exhibition celebrates the history and continuing legacy of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, one of the oldest active art clubs in New England, established in 1900.

This exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings explores the land, water, people and places that help shape this region.

As its name indicates, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club's identity is geographically based. This retrospective exhibition consequently considers place and regional identity as its organizing theme. The history and impact of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club extends beyond New Haven, drawing members and exhibitors from across Connecticut, as well as from New York and New England. In the first half of the 20th century, numerous artists connected to the New Haven Paint & Clay Club were also affiliated with the art colonies at Cos Cob, Old Lyme, and Mystic.

The Lyman Allyn at 625 Williams St., New London, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12 adults, $9 seniors, $5 students, $7 active military personnel, and free for kids under 12, for members, and for New London residents. For more information, call (860) 443-2545, ext. 2129, or visit www.lymanallyn.org.

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