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Join us for a virtual presentation by Tanya Pohrt, Ph.D., curator, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut. Pohrt will discuss the dynamic art and vision of artist Beatrice Cuming (American, 1903-1974), in conjunction with an exhibition now on view at the Lyman Allyn.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Based in New London, Connecticut for much of her career, Beatrice Cuming celebrated industry and progress in her art, painting urban views and local maritime landscapes in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. On a special six-month WPA assignment in 1941, she documented Harbor Defenses on Long Island Sound, painting key military sites such as Fort H.G. Wright on Fishers Island. She subsequently painted scenes of industry in commissions for General Dynamics Electric Boat and Standard Oil.

Tanya Pohrt is curator of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. She has curated a range of exhibitions at the Lyman Allyn, including Barkley L. Hendricks in New London, 2023, The Way Sisters: Miniaturists of the Early Republic (Exh. Cat., 2021), The Prismatic Palette: Frank Vincent DuMond and His Students, 2021, and Louis Comfort Tiffany in New London, a permanent collections gallery. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware, specializing in American art, and was previously a Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery.

To learn more about the exhibition that runs through May 26th, please visit the Lyman Allyn Museum website:

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