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

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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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15th Annual Garden Luncheon

Friday, June 14

15th Annual Garden Luncheon

Inquire about availability: email Beth@FloGris.org or call 860.434.5542 x122.

The Museum’s annual Garden Luncheon is one of our most joyful and beloved events as we welcome spring with flowers, food, and fancy hats!

Gather your friends and join us for a day of garden-centered delights – a delectable lunch under the tent, a raffle to please every green thumb, and a dynamic speaker.

Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond

June 1–September 8

Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond

In 2024 the world celebrates the sesquicentennial of the first independent exhibition of the French Impressionists opened in Paris.

The FloGris Museum’s permanent collection contains many treasures through which to tell the story of Impressionism, how it traveled across the ocean, and how audience reactions shifted over time. Impressionism 150 locates the role of Connecticut artists and settings in this narrative. As the Home of American Impressionism, the Museum is uniquely qualified to tell this fascinating story!

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Blooms with a View: A Celebration of Art & Flowers

June 14–16

Blooms with a View: A Celebration of Art & Flowers

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements by local floral artists interpreting paintings in the Griswold House, Marshfield, as well as some inspired by works of art in the exhibition "Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond."

This annual fan-favorite event returns to showcase dazzling floral displays inspired by artworks across Museum Campus. Free with Museum admission!

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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A Silent Auction of Artist-Decorated Lanterns

Gardens Aglow

A Silent Auction of Artist-Decorated Lanterns

Bid online Friday, June 14 at 8am through Sunday, June 16 at 5pm

Twenty artists accepted the challenge to decorate 20-inch spherical lanterns to be on display in the Museum’s gardens during the annual Blooms with a View event. The re-introduction of lanterns to the campus was inspired by Lyme Art Colony artist Harry Hoffman’s "Harvest Moon Walk" (ca. 1912) depicting a gathering of artists and friends carrying colorful lanterns along the Lieutenant River.

All proceeds support the Museum's educational initiatives. Bidding starts at $100 and continues in $25 increments.

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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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Book Advance Admission Tickets

Book Advance Admission Tickets

Want to pre-book your general admission tickets to visit the Museum? We now offer this convenience to all visitors.

Click below to learn more and book your tickets today!

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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!

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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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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

Documents: Black History Here

During Black History month, History Blog editor Carolyn Wakeman looks back at the documents that changed our understanding of the...

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