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  • The Birth Of Art Colonies: Old Lyme And Greenwich Were Key Locations For American Impressionism

    The Birth Of Art Colonies: Old Lyme And Greenwich Were Key Locations For American Impressionism
    In the late 19th century, artist Martha Lamb observed that the variety of landscapes in the town of Old Lyme "would drive an artist to distraction."
  • Florence Griswold Exhibit Celebrates True Folk Art

    Florence Griswold Exhibit Celebrates True Folk Art
    In the gallery at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, two portraits hang side-by-side, "The Artist" and "The Artist's Wife." They were painted in 1815. Not much else is known about them, not even the name of the artist, who ironically immortalized...

    Lunch On The Lawn At Café Flo

    While the artists who founded the Old Lyme Art Colony in Florence Griswold's home were indisputably talented, they owe some of their success to the hospitality and inspiration of their landlady. Visitors now flock to the charming yellow home-turned-...

    CT Museums Building Audience Of Future With Kid-Friendly Days, Activities

    CT Museums Building Audience Of Future With Kid-Friendly Days, Activities
    Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...

    Close-up on Old Lyme

    Close-up on Old Lyme
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis. ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...