| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:29 AM
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,...
| Oct 31, 2013
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
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....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The cut-ups of Sea Tea Improv (pictured) invade the coast this Friday, when they take over Old Lyme's Florence Griswold Museum for a night of hilarity. It's part of the Museum's Hot Air Club program, where attendees socialize, drink signature cocktails...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:25 AM
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-...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The Magic of Christmas: Through Jan. 6, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, flogris.org.
A Miniature Show: Through Dec. 31, The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank St., New London, (860) 443-0344.
Tree of Nations:...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:05 AM
This year, celebrate the season at The Magic of Christmas at the Florence Griswold Museum. This exhibition features a variety of exhibits. In the historic Griswold House, visitors can enjoy an authentic recreation of Christmas celebrations in 1910,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Help the kids get the sillies out this weekend and head up to Old Lyme for Toe Jam Puppet Band's Variety Show. Sing silly songs, do silly dances and see what some puppets can do.
Toe Jam Puppet Band's Variety Show
April 14, 2 p.m., Free with...