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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,...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • A New Oz-Centric Exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum

    A New Oz-Centric Exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum
    Step into the land of Oz, a tiny version of it, at the Florence Griswold Museum's fifth annual outdoor installation exhibit. This year, Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Oz will feature a pint-sized, faerie-scaled setting for each of L. Frank Baum's 24...
  • Celebrate Autumn With the Connecticut Art Trail's Fall Events

    Celebrate Autumn With the Connecticut Art Trail's Fall Events
    It's fall, people. Get out there and take a hayride, drink cider, pick apples, smash pumpkins — do whatever your heart tells you to do. Or try this: the Connecticut Art Trail has organized a series of autumnal events taking place at the Hill-Stead...
  • Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday

    Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday
    Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events...