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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Art and Artists in Connecticut'

    Connecticut “has given the world more artists of ability than any other state,” or so proclaimed Henry W. French in his 1879 tome Art and Artists in Connecticut. That may or may not be true, but it does suggest another proclamation at this...
  • 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...
  • Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Hosting a Harvest Moon Dinner Dance This Friday

    Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Hosting a Harvest Moon Dinner Dance This Friday
    Celebrate the days of fall in full Lyme Art Colony style this weekend at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. The museum hosts a Harvest Moon Dinner Dance & Benefit Auction, to coincide with the full harvest moon. The event features live and silent...
  • Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival Takes Place July 27-28

    Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival Takes Place July 27-28
    Connecticut's shoreline is rich with history and community involvement, and Old Lyme is no exception. This Friday and Saturday, six venues in the town's historic district host the annual Midsummer Festival, a full spectrum of fun for the whole family....
  • 7 Things to Do This Weekend (July 28th and 29th)

    7 Things to Do This Weekend (July 28th and 29th)
    Unsure of what to do this weekend to pass the time? Consider paying a visit to any of these events, festivals, shows and celebrations taking place on July 28th and 29th. Connecticut Wine Festival What: A celebration of Connecticut’s wine industry....
  • Experience the Florence Griswold Museum for free on May 5

    Experience the Florence Griswold Museum for free on May 5
    This Saturday is your one chance of the year to experience the Florence Griswold Museum for free. The Museum opens its doors to all on its ninth annual community day on Sat., May 5. Guests can walk around the grounds, participate in activities, visit...
  • 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...