September 29, 2018–January 27, 2019

Paper Trail: American Prints, Drawings, and Watercolors

Works on paper have been cherished in Old Lyme since the Art Colony’s heyday, when artists gathered around Florence Griswold’s parlor table to play the “Wiggle Game”—an amusement where one artist was challenged to finish a drawing of disparate lines begun by another. The Museum’s collection has grown in scope to include Connecticut artists working from colonial times to the present. Sections of this exhibition will make connections between artists across time who shared a love of putting ink, graphite, watercolor, and pastel on paper. In addition to showcasing artists at the Old Lyme Colony, collection highlights include significant gifts of works on paper by Fidelia Bridges, Thomas Nason, and Sol LeWitt.

We are grateful for the generous support of our Media Sponsor 



Gabor Peterdi, Red Red Eclipse, 1967. Color etching and aquatint on paper, 17 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches. Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of Charles T. Clar





Robert Vonnoh, Self-Portrait, 1884. Charcoal on paper, 21 ½ x 15 inches. Florence Griswold Museum, Purchase, Dorothy Clark Archibald Acquisition Fund