| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:35 AM
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....
| 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 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...
| 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 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...