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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...

    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...

    Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home

    Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home
    The state of Connecticut has been, and still is, the birthplace, workplace and/or home of many fine artists. J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Josef and Anni Albers, Paul Cadmus, John Henry Twachtman, Dwight Tryon, Ellis Ruley and many others called, or call,...

    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-...