“Milloff’s Melville” Opening

“Milloff’s Melville” features 25 years of Mark Milloff’s (Professor, Foundation Studies) drawings, paintings, and sculpture inspired by Herman Melville’s epic novel “Moby Dick.”  Raised in South Florida, Milloff developed an insatiable curiosity about creatures of the sea. That interest eventually provoked his obsession with Moby Dick, which became a potent resource for expressing his own state of mind, as well as plumbing the American imagination past and present.

The exhibition features examples of representational pastels, wall sculptures, and abstract paintings, along with several of his Poontars, ingenious musical instruments which combine harpoons and guitars, each named for a harpooner aboard Ahab’s whaler.

“Milloff’s Melville” runs through June 5, 2014, and was recently spotlighted at WNPRNews, Connecticut’s public media website.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams St.
New London, CT

Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 

Milloff Stripping the Whale
Milloff, “Stripping the Whale,” 1999-2000. Pastel on paper, 84 x 50 inches

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