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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." Her comment was prophetic. Within a few decades after she made that statement, Old Lyme was home to a...
  • 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...
  • Canadian Master Arthur Heming Gets Some Overdue Props in Old Lyme

    Canadian Master Arthur Heming Gets Some Overdue Props in Old Lyme
    Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North Through June 2, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org   Long before Second City Television's Bob and Doug Mackenzie hoisted its banner, Arthur Heming (1870-...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
  • Best Museum

    Best Museum
    1st) Yale Peabody Museum "Where else can you bring the kids to interact with a gigantic bed bug (like the one in director Derek Briggs' hand in the photo below), catch an educational puppet show and check out an array of fish skeletons that are not...
  • 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...