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Lyman Allyn photo show explores how children live around the world


The Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s newest exhibition, “Where Children Sleep: Photograph­s by James Mollison,” documents the lives of children and their sleeping spaces all around the world. The show is on view through April 30.

Mollison’s studio-style portraits of children are accompanie­d by detailed studies of their “bedrooms,” ranging from large, decorated rooms to the barest spaces set aside for sleep. The photograph­s and stories examine childhood, family, cultural identity, hope, doubt, comfort, and inequity.

“We’re excited to share these images with our museum visitors,” said Eileen Donovan, director of learning and engagement, who noted that a lecture in conjunctio­n with the exhibition, scheduled for March 9, features Nancy Parent, an associate professor of behavioral and social sciences at Mitchell College in New London. “After the discussion, we hope visitors will be able to view the works through a new lens.”

Interested in human, social, and environmen­tal subjects, Mollison has published five books of photograph­y. “Where Children Sleep,” first published in 2010, has a new 2022 edition.

Following his interest in the world of childhood, Mollison published “Playground” in 2015, which examines recess and considers the environmen­ts in which children learn and play. His other books are “James and Other Apes,” “The Memory of Pablo Escobar” and “The Disciples.“

The Lyman Allyn, at 625 Williams St. in New London, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 seniors, $5 students, $7 active military personnel, and free for kids under 12, for members, and for New London residents. Visit or call (860) 443-2545.

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