| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:15 AM
October can feel pretty magical, with fall in full swing and the approach of Halloween. Get all enchanted at the Florence Griswold Museum with the exhibit Wee Faerie Village: In the Land of Picture Making. It's a family-friendly event where the museum's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut
On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...
| 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-...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:05 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:00 PM
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...