September 30, 2017 through January 28, 2018
On the Front Lines: Three Reflections on Identity
These exhibitions examine various aspects of community participation
and social consciousness.
World War I and the Lyme Art Colony explores the contributions of Connecticut’s artist to mobilization for the Great War. Their artworks rallied patriotic sentiment and played a role in national defense, but also discerned the psychological costs of the conflict and the change it fostered across American society, notably in the struggle for women’s suffrage.
Oscar Fehrer: Reflecting and Reflections examines the life and work of an American artist who arrived in Lyme in 1918 after having left Munich abruptly at the outbreak of the war.
Extending themes of identity and social engagement into the 21st century, Polish-born photographer Pola Esther presents A Room of Her Own (Ballad of Ruth Coxe), a portrait of a complex and unconventional local figure who clashed with others on politics, womanhood, and religion.