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The Museum is open and with a new exhibition, Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes.

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What's On

Sm'Art Colony Campers' Corner

Sm'Art Colony Campers' Corner

Welcome to Miss Julie’s Sm’Art Colony Campers’ Corner, where kids' creativity lives online. All summer long campers are submitting their projects to an online art show!

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FloGris ArtReach with Julie

FloGris ArtReach with Julie

Watch for a new FloGris ArtReach project each week. These hands-on/minds-on activities are designed for all skill levels and to inspire your creative individuality. Most projects can be made with materials you can find around the house.

Check back often to see how other people completed their projects.

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Current & Upcoming

Exhibitions

Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Florence Griswold Museum

July 7 through November 1, 2020

Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Florence Griswold Museum

"Fresh Fields" is a celebration of the Museum’s most beloved landscape paintings created by Impressionist artists who visited Old Lyme. The selection highlights major recent acquisitions, such as "Childe Hassam’s Apple Trees in Bloom, Old Lyme" (1904), and emphasize ongoing research about our landscape.

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VIRTUAL tour

Nothing More American

VIRTUAL tour

With English and Spanish labels and text. “Nothing More American” brings together depictions of Old Lyme’s renowned First Congregational Church by 19th– and early-20th-century painters such as Childe Hassam with photographs by contemporary artist Matthew Leifheit that contemplate the meetinghouse’s evolving symbolism.

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VIRTUAL Tour

Florence Griswold House

VIRTUAL Tour

Current & Upcoming

Seasonal Events

Wee Faerie Village

October 3 – November 1

Wee Faerie Village

History Blog

Documents: “At this time”: Remembering Samuel’s Emancipation

On Juneteenth 2020,  as communities reckon with longstanding racial disparities and systemic racism receives impassioned scrutiny around the world, we...

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Collections

Hartford Steam Boiler Collection

A New England Identity

Hartford Steam Boiler Collection

The paintings and sculptures in this exhibition are by artists who lived and worked in Connecticut from the late Colonial period to the early 20th century.

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The Painted Panels

In Situ

The Painted Panels

During the first summers of the Lyme art colony the artists began to paint scenes on the door panels of the boardinghouse.

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Fox Chase

Race Into the Past

Fox Chase

One of the most celebrated works of art at the Florence Griswold Museum is the frieze-like painting titled The Fox Chase (1905) created by Henry Rankin Poore.

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Campus

Krieble Gallery

Krieble Gallery

Begin your visit at the Krieble Gallery.

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Florence Griswold House

Florence Griswold House

The Late Georgian mansion was transformed from a wealthy sea captain’s home into a boardinghouse for some of the most noted names in American Impressionism.

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Gardens and Grounds

Gardens and Grounds

The Museum’s grounds invite exploration.

Visit the Grounds