Fun & Games? Leo Jensen's Pop Art

FEBRUARY 20–MAY 19

Fun & Games? Leo Jensen's Pop Art

Pop artist Leo Jensen (1926–2019) turned a winking eye on America, producing irreverent art that is nevertheless serious in its cultural observations. Known best regionally for his bronze frog sculptures on the Thread City Crossing bridge in Willimantic, Jensen infused his work with humor as well as thought-provoking reflections on modern American society.

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From Art Colony to Connecticut Collection: Highlights from the Florence Griswold Museum

Opens February 20

From Art Colony to Connecticut Collection: Highlights from the Florence Griswold Museum

To increase access to the Museum’s wonderful artworks, the Niblack Gallery in our Robert and Nancy Krieble Gallery will be dedicated to a long-term installation of selections from the permanent collection. Focused on three themes (community, Connecticut and the environment, and the creative spark), many of our most loved treasures will be on view and changed out throughout the year.

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New Admission Pricing & Seasonal Hours

New Admission Pricing & Seasonal Hours

Beginning January 2, 2024, Museum Admission is: $15 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+), $13 Students (13+), $5 Children (ages 5-12), Free to children 4 & under.

January through March hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

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Field Trips & Group Tours

Field Trips & Group Tours

Thinking of planning a field trip or group tour of the Museum? We have multiple different options for delightful trips, no matter the size or age of your group!

Get in touch with our Education team to plan a memorable visit today.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Upcoming Events & Programs

Explore our full roster of upcoming programming. Family-friendly events, plus lectures and educational programming for the exhibition "Abandon in Place: The Worlds of Anna Audette." Flower arranging, crafts, Art Bars, and much more.

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Explore the French Riviera with Florence Griswold Museum Travelers

September 5–13

Explore the French Riviera with Florence Griswold Museum Travelers

Join the Florence Griswold Museum Travelers on a nine-day trip to the French Riviera! It’s time to live the good life and embark on a getaway to the fabulous Côte d’Azur.

Stay in one hotel in Nice and explore Monte Carlo, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and St. Paul de Vence with food tours, perfume workshops, wine tastings, and much more. Optional 3-night add on to enjoy Paris!

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Current and Coming

Solitary Garden

by artist jackie sumell

Solitary Garden

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is collaborating with the New Orleans-based artist jackie sumell to install one of her “Solitary Garden” beds on our grounds, in conjunction with the exhibition Social & Solitary: Reflections on Art, Isolation, and Renewal. The Solitary Garden project comes to life through correspondence between a volunteer and a currently incarcerated “gardener.” Their letters articulate to the Museum what kinds of flowers or plants are grown in the garden bed. Each Solitary Garden is a gesture of hope connecting an isolated person to the outside world through the restorative act of nurturing plants.

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Art Film Series at the Kate

Art Film Series at the Kate

Frames in Film: Presented by The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center & Florence Griswold Museum

Our ongoing partnership of art film screenings on the Kate's big screen! Join us on an armchair tour of some of the greatest museums in the world and explore the work of legendary artists.

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Sign up for Summer Camps

Sign up for Summer Camps

We have lots of options for campers from kindergarten all the way up through eighth grade. Creative kids build skills, explore their inner artist, and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Camps begin in June and fill up quickly!

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Friends and Neighbors

Explore Old Lyme

You won’t find a more quaint and inviting arts district than Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Spend your day engaged in the American arts as you walk from the museum to our art galleries, wander through a sculpture garden of imagination, and stop by a coffeehouse where someone just might be strumming their guitar. A renowned Jazz Club joins other inspiring music venues and performance series across town, while special events celebrating the arts happen throughout the year.

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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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Museum

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.

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History Blog

Christmas Greetings in Wartime

by Amy Kurtz Lansing Featured Image: Henry Cooke White, ca. 1925. Lyme Historical Society Archives, Florence Griswold Museum Writing to...

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