Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces a new exhibition, Hello Manga!, opening October 15, 2011 and on view through March 17, 2012.
Since the 1980's, Japanese comics have been capturing the attention of the American public and inspiring artists and fans. Hello Manga! celebrates the art of manga and explores its popularity with American audiences. Both longtime fans and those new to manga will enjoy the illustrations, books, costumes, collectibles, and manga-inspired wall murals in this exhibition. These objects highlight manga's impact on American reading habits, fan culture, and artwork. This exhibition has been organized by Carolyn Grosch, Assistant Curator at the Lyman Allyn, along with Connecticut College professors Takeshi Watanabe and Sayumi Harb.
The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 112 or visit us on the web at: www.lymanallyn.org.