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James Welling 8147

Exhibition Note: Viewing the River

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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured Image: James Welling, 8147, 2016. Inkjet on rag paper. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York   Several of the boldly evocative photographic studies created for the Florence Griswold Museum’s fall 2016 exhibition In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum direct the viewer’s gaze to the nearby Lieutenant River. Once […]

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Cecilia Beaux Ethel Saltus Ludington

Exhibition Note: A Summer Task: Transporting Old Lyme’s Flowers

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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured image (above): Cecilia Beaux, Ethel Saltus Ludington, 1903. Oil on canvas. Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of the Ludington Family, 2006.7 Cecilia Beaux’s luminous portrait of Ethel Saltus Ludington (1871-1922) anchors the Florence Griswold Museum’s summer 2016 exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920. Painted in 1903 in the artists’ […]

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Exhibition Notes: Missing Pieces

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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured image (above): James Martin (English, active in America 1794–1820), Judge William Noyes, ca. 1798. Pastel on paper. Florence Griswold Museum, Museum Purchase with contributions from Geoffrey Paul, David Dangremond, John & Werneth Noyes, and Gay Myers The Florence Griswold Museum’s summer 2016 exhibition Ten/Forty: Collecting American Art at the Florence Griswold Museum celebrates […]

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Exhibition Note: Lyme Artists and the Changing Landscape at Ferry Point

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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured image (above): Ellen Noyes Chadwick, View of Ferry Point, ca. 1860. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krieble, Florence Griswold Museum. Ellen Noyes Chadwick’s (1824-1900) expansive View of Ferry Point, included in the Florence Griswold Museum’s fall 2015 exhibition The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape, offers a unique glimpse of Lyme’s maritime […]

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Exhibition Note: Enduring Scenes from The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape

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by Courtney Skipton Long, Curatorial Intern Featured image (above): Robert Eshoo (b. 1926), Factory Scene, 1948. Watercolor on paper. New Britain Museum of American Art, Gift of the Artist, 2005.5 On a recent visit to The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape exhibition, on view in the Florence Griswold Museum’s Robert and Nancy Krieble Gallery through January […]

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Exhibition Note: A Home Upon the Seas

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What did the inside of a packet ship look like? Follow a reporter inside Captain Robert H. Griswold’s ship, Toronto, of the Black X Line.

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