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  • 'Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction' on View at the Florence Griswold Museum

    'Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction' on View at the Florence Griswold Museum
    Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) was, for a brief window of time in the 1930s, practically the face of abstract art in America. The Brooklyn native, who lived in a converted barn in Lyme for the last 20 years of his life, helped inject the optimism, utopianism and clarity of abstraction into the artistic bloodstream of America. This all comes into revelatory focus in "Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction," an important and captivating exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum created by Amy Kurtz Lansing and Benjamin Colman, two young curators who continue to impress with the freshness and erudition of their installations.
  • Delightful 'Wee Faerie Village' Returns

    Delightful 'Wee Faerie Village' Returns
    If you haven't seen the "Wee Faerie Village" at the Florence Griswold Museum, it's time to take a drive to Old Lyme.  Each fall, the museum installs a natural exhibit for children around the gorgeous grounds with the scenic Lieutenant River in the...

    The Grand Return Of The Fairy Houses

    The Grand Return Of The Fairy Houses
    The wonderful Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme has brought back an exhibit that literally wowed the crowds three years ago.  The Wee Faerie Village, which includes 33 hand-made, intricate dwellings hidden around the museum's property, opened last...

    Florence Griswold, Bruce Celebrate Impressionism

    Florence Griswold, Bruce Celebrate Impressionism
    Greenwich and Old Lyme are the two cradles of American impressionism, the sites of the country's two most influential turn-of-the-century artist colonies. Right now art spaces in both towns have exhibits of impressionism on the walls. Bruce Museum 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-...