| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, will be on view in the Lyme Art Association's beautiful historic galleries from Feb. 28 through April 12. "Nocturne: Images of the Night"; "Holding Still: An Exhibition of Still Life Work"; "Pulled and...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut's Historic Gardens, a group of 14 distinctive historic sites and gardens dotted throughout the state, is pleased to announce Bristol, Connecticut artist Kim Villanti as the winner of the first annual 2014 Historic Gardens Day Poster Art...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Allison Schulnik becomes the 168th artist in the MATRIX series at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford when her exhibit opens on Feb. 6. It will run until Sunday, May 4. The show features "Eager," a new stop-motion, clay animation video, as well...
| 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...
| 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 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....
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2010
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...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:42 AM
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...