| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
News that New London is planning a $100 million Coast Guard Museum was reported with the finality one might expect if someone had won the lottery. Facts don't lie. But this report was a puff piece, based on a rollout, based on a wish and a prayer....
| 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-...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 10:29 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:14 AM
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,...
| Sep 29, 2011
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,...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 10:00 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...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
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...