| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Living on the shoreline, we have been lucky enough to take part in many wonderful events at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, a beautiful place that sparks kids' imaginations with wonderful exhibits, featuring artistic Christmas trees and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:50 AM
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,...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:07 AM
Selfie sticks are the talk of the museum world. Those extender poles used to widen the panoramic range of a selfie have become popular with the general public and museum visitors, who want to show more of the artworks in the background of their snapshot....
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:35 AM
When veteran abstract artist Peter Halley was in talks with the Florence Griswold Museum for a retrospective of his work, the challenge was: How to highlight a broad scope of Halley's art, across the decades, in the FloGris' modest space?
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Sometimes a self-portrait isn't exactly a self-portrait, but it still is a self-portrait. An exhibit currently at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Gallery in New Haven features self-portraits by artists that focus not on their faces but on the challenges life...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Every year, Florence Griswold Museum's Wee Faerie Villlage outdoor fantasy art installation has a literary theme, and this year, organizer David D.J. Rau thought "Alice in Wonderland" would be wonderful. Then he decided to challenge the artists by...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Patti Philippon, the Beatrice Fox Auerbach chief curator at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, is moving on to become executive director of the The American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the town where she lives, the Bristol museum announced in...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Each October, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, presents a creative outdoor event called Wee Faerie Village and transforms the grounds into an enchanted playground for the imagination. This presentation by David Rau at the Simsbury Public...