America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection
October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Opening Reception, October 7, 5-7pm
Featuring more than forty banjos from an unparalleled private collection, this exhibition presents the compelling stories and surprising artistry of this often overlooked instrument and its music. An instrument with African predecessors and singular American roots, the banjo has played an important role in many musical genres, including minstrelsy, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and pop.
America’s Instrument provides a fascinating look at how the banjo was deeply woven into the history, arts, and society of nineteenth century America, ultimately becoming a powerful cultural symbol embodying a complex story of transformation and transition.
On view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum October 8-Jan 8 2023
625 Williams St. New London, CT, 06320
Friday, Oct. 07
Fri. Oct. 7th: 5pm - 7pm
625 Williams Street
New London, Connecticut, 06320