Luster Exhibit at New London, CT

Luster Exhibit paintings at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

The LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings Exhibit is now showing at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, October 23, 2021, through January 2, 2022.

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is the twelfth museum to host the Luster Exhibition, showcasing three A.D. Cook original motorcycle paintings; AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER. since the show’s debut in March 2018.

America motorcycle art by A.D. Cook (detail shot)

48″ x 60″

INDIAN SUMMER motorcycle painting by A.D. Cook

48″ x 36″

DREAM 103 by A.D. Cook, motorcycle artist

24″ x 36″

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, Southeastern Connecticut, and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts, and Victorian toys and dollhouses.

LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting features a selection of dazzling paintings of vehicles from the birth of the automobile and motorcycle to the present. As such, LUSTER is a celebration of automotive design and style and contemporary artist virtuosity.

Learn more about the LUSTER EXHIBIT.

This exposition is generously supported by:


Nancy Krant and John Oliva


The Connecticut Department of
Economic and Community Development, Office of the Art, and an anonymous foundation.

This exhibition is produced by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator and Tour Director.

Photos by Ken Scaglia © 2021 – used by permission

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