Share
Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events › Adult Programs

Events List Navigation

June 2017

The Flora/Fauna Around the Florence Griswold Museum Campus

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

Join experienced local conservationist Judy Preston for a circumnavigation along the edges of the 13.5 acre campus of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. Preston shares information about the flora and fauna of the micro environments as well as the larger context of the site in the lower Connecticut River estuary region. Tour begins walking along the banks of the Lieutenant River with a view of the salt marsh, and continue along the old farm road that leads to Lyme…

Find out more »

Blooms with a View 2017

June 9 - June 11
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

Blooms with a View: A Display of Art and Flowers, floral artists interpret artwork - playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter. Each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways. This year, designers not only find inspiration in the works in the special exhibition, Flora/Fauna, but for the first time ever, the impressionist masterpieces in the Florence Griswold House as well.

Find out more »

Garden Luncheon 2017

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

You are cordially invited to Garden Luncheon at the Florence Griswold Museum
Art, music, flowers & food! Luncheon prepared by Jonathan Rapp of River Tavern Enjoy light jazz by the Tangerine Trio Guest Speaker: Curly Lieber Botanical Illustration: An Ancient Art in a Modern World

Find out more »

The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber

June 9 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber complements the naturalist art found in the Flora/Fauna exhibition. Some years ago, horticultural designer Curly Lieber turned her keen eye for the natural world towards the passionate study of botanical art and illustration. This small exhibit of her work exemplifies the way contemporary artists continue the pursuit of capturing nature with scientific accuracy. Lieber uses a fine brush (often with just one or two hairs) to paint as many as 30 layers of watercolor on natural calf skin vellum or paper to achieve the exquisite detail and translucency of her work. Blooms with a View and The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber are included with Museum admission.

Find out more »

DAY TRIP: New York Botanical Gardens: CHIHULY

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

PLEASE NOTE: This trip is sold out.   This day trip features guided tours of
the NYBG’s summer exhibition featuring breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, his first major garden New York exhibition in a decade. CHIHULY showcases nearly 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Gourmet lunch included in a private air-conditioned dining room.

Find out more »
$5 - $7

Gardening in Early New England

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

Leslie Evans, Historian and Museum Director, Avery-Copp House Museum, Groton, CT Join historian Leslie Evans for a look at plants and gardening practices from the Colonial era through the early 20th century. Topics include gardening by European colonists in the 17th century, the impact of exotic plants brought home from around the world by seafarers, and changes in gardening styles during the Victorian era. Finally, we will consider some gardening methods from the past that are still useful in our gardens…

Find out more »

Gallery Talk: The Artist-Naturalist in Early America

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

Join Curator Jenny Parsons for a talk discussing America’s pioneering artist-naturalists like William Bartram, the Peale family, Alexander Wilson, and John James Audubon. Learn more about their work in Philadelphia and how the study of natural history in early America was often a ‘family affair.’ This event is free with Museum admission. John James Audubon and Joseph R. Mason, Black-billed Cuckoo, 1828, from The Birds of America, first edition. Engraving, etching, aquatint, and watercolor on paper, 39 x 26 in.…

Find out more »
$22 - $25

Art•Bar Happy Hour: Fabulous Faux-Painted Boxes

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

The Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join artist Mary Avery for an evening of painting colorful decorative boxes using feathers and other graining tools to create stunning marbelizing and other faux finishes. All materials provided.

Find out more »
$10 - $12

Gardening as if the World Depends on Us

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

Tovah Martin, Garden Author Worried about the world? Take action! Actually, just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. This lecture is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small. The results are ravishing—these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With a trowel in hand, you can save the earth.

Find out more »
$5 - $7

Summer Reading Club: A Sand County Almanac

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
+ Google Map

First published in 1949 and praised by The New York Times as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

Find out more »
+ Export Events