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Exhibition Note: Old Lyme’s Concert Band

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Carolyn Wakeman Featured Photo: Unidentified artist, A Massachusetts Militia Bandsman, ca. 1840. Fenimore Art Museum, Gift of Patricia B. Selch, in memory of Frederick R. Selch N0013.2009 The riveting portrait of a Massachusetts band member in braided uniform displayed in the “The Art of the Everyman,” the Florence Griswold Museum’s summer 2014 exhibition, reminds us of the […]

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Exhibition Note: The Celebrated Gardens of Lyme Artists

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In the cultivated wildness of their flower gardens, local artists showcased their delight in color, pattern, and form. According to The Hartford Courant in 1931, Lucian Abrams, whose paintings are lavishly displayed in the Florence Griswold Museum’s spring exhibition A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut, was one of several Lyme painters known as much “for their wonderful flowers and the studied care of their houses and grounds as for their pictures.”

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Exhibition Note: Hadlyme’s Grand Barn

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Surrounded by sweeping views of Hadlyme’s meadows and rock-strewn hillsides in a spacious studio created from a former stock barn, New York artist Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) created many of the pioneering modernist works displayed in the Florence Griswold Museum’s exhibition Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction. Stones collected nearby anchor his sculptural compositions quite literally in the Lyme landscape.

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Exhibition Notes: Stories in Stone

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Like the dramatic red-tinged cliffs of New Haven’s East Rock captured on two canvases in the exhibition Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: An Artist’s Guide to the Universe,[1] Old Lyme’s “mineral kingdom” invites exploration.

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Exhibition Notes: Lyme’s White Churches

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In the first decade of the 20th century when Ellen Axson Wilson summered in Old Lyme, eight white churches dotted the landscape. Together they expressed the beliefs and responded to the needs of a rapidly changing community.

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Exhibition Notes: Albany and Lyme

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From the Archives offers a local history perspective on Lyme’s Albany connections to accompany the Florence Griswold Museum’s summer 2012 exhibition On Hudson: Highlights from the Albany Institute of History & Art.

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