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  • Close-up on Old Lyme

    Close-up on Old Lyme
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis. ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
  • Essex Home Evokes A 19th-Century Packet Boat

    Essex Home Evokes A 19th-Century Packet Boat
    Swans and boats drift peacefully in the nearby cove. At night, the Connecticut River and nearby boat yard twinkle with lights. The site itself, part of a former dairy farm, had been near shipbuilding and rope-making businesses. And so, when it came...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
  • Florence Griswold Museum's new exhibit offers highlights from the Albany Institute of History & Art

    Florence Griswold Museum's new exhibit offers highlights from the Albany Institute of History & Art
    Nearly 60 works shining a light on the history of the Hudson River Valley are on display at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, on loan from the Albany Institute of History & Art. Included in the mix are paintings by Dutch settlers and...
  • The Magic of Christmas at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, through Jan. 8

    The Magic of Christmas at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, through Jan. 8
    The post-Thanksgiving season has barely begun, but those of you itching for a bit of Christmas cheer can scratch it this week. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme celebrates in style with its annual festival The Magic of Christmas, A Holiday...
  • '...isms: Unlovking Art's Mysteries' at the Florence Griswold Museum

    '...isms: Unlovking Art's Mysteries' at the Florence Griswold Museum
    Think about your favorite -ism. Do you know where it came from? Starting this week, the Florence Griswold Museum is shining a light on the many art world -isms, their traits and origins. Great examples of such styles as Impressionism, Luminism, Realism...
  • Moo Better

    The Milford food scene gets beefed up with the fourth location (joining those in West Hartford, Glastonbury and Simsbury) of Plan B Burger Bar (1638 Boston Post Road, Milford; 860-231-9928, planbburger.com), set to open this week. Plan B boasts a menu...
  • 'Hidden Treasures,' 'Farmageddon' and 'Color Me Impressed' Playing Locally

    'Hidden Treasures,' 'Farmageddon' and 'Color Me Impressed' Playing Locally
    Hidden Treasures is a film that showcases some of the treasures within the national treasure that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra Isles, the maker of the film, together with Yale Kneeland, a former Objects Curator at the Met,...
  • The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme

    The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme
    American photographer Walker Evans left an indelible mark on this country's history with his striking images of squalor and poverty during the Great Depression. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme will be exhibiting some of Evans' most famous pieces,...
  • The Unblinking Stare of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme

    The Unblinking Stare of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme
    The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542   "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
  • 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...