| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:37 AM
This year’s incarnation of Miss Florence's Artist Tree, a holiday tradition at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, will go up on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will stay up until Sunday, Jan. 6.
The Christmas tree is decorated by little palettes painted...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The Magic of Christmas: Through Jan. 6, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, flogris.org.
A Miniature Show: Through Dec. 31, The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank St., New London, (860) 443-0344.
Tree of Nations:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...