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April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Season Opening Weekend
Celebrate the beginning spring with indoor and outdoor activities at the Florence Griswold Museum.
In addition to the popular Make-A-Painting activities, where visitors of all ages use the Museum’s supplies to create their own masterpieces, visitors can now enjoy an outdoor Art Cart that guides families to explore the grounds and its connection to the artists who famously painted there.
In addition, seasonal buildings including the Chadwick Studio and the Rafal Landscape Center open for the season. Who knows!? With any luck, you’ll find some pops of color starting in the garden. Activities are included with admission and children 12 and under are always free.
Visitors can enjoy a special exhibition-related event: Calligraphic Flourishes Demonstration from 1 to 4pm. Inspired by the range of handwriting on view in Pen to Paper, master calligrapher Debby Reelitz demonstrates a range of writing styles with an emphasis on creating gigantic lavish flourishes for lettering—a truly mesmerizing technique. Participants can create their own notecard.