Celebrating Art, History, and Nature

November 26-January 2

Holiday Magic returns

Museum campus lights up for the holidays!

More than 220 unique artist-designed palettes on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees in the Krieble Galleries, three Fantasy Trees in the historic boardinghouse, marvelous mantels, outdoor decorations, and even Santa’s sleigh!

Please note: Miss Florence’s Teas are SOLD OUT for 2021.

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Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives

October 2-January 23, 2022

Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives

Currier & Ives was a powerhouse of nineteenth-century publishing and had an immeasurable influence on American visual culture. Along with their popular appeal, these images offer a new opportunity to uncover the complexities and contradictions of our history and help shape our understanding of America’s past. This exhibition has been organized by the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

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Craft Class

December 11, 3pm

Craft Class

Join Thierry Huck and Don Tuttle of Huck & Co. for an afternoon of designing your own intention bracelet with hand selected semi-precious stones from Asia, South America, and Europe.

$80 (members $75); limited to 20 crafters 18+, all materials included

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Drop-in Holiday Crafts

Sundays, December 5, 12, and 19, 11am-3pm

Drop-in Holiday Crafts

The Museum’s namesake was born on Christmas Day in 1850.

To celebrate, join us for three Sundays of drop-in crafting parties complete with birthday treats. Come and create and wish Miss Florence a very happy birthday. Free with Museum Admission!


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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Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives

Virtual Tour

Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives

Want to explore our current exhibition before or after your visit? Can't make it in person?

Enjoy a bird's a view of Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives in our virtual tour. Read exhibition texts in-depth, or share with family & friends!

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Painted Palette Kits

Holiday Gifting Idea

Painted Palette Kits

While supplies last, a special holiday crafting kit ready made for gifting.

Includes a copy of "Miss Florence's Artist Trees" palette book, paint and brushes set, wooden palette, a canvas, 2 lesson plans (winter and river scenes), color mixing guide, and glitter, packed up to go in a Flo Gris tote bag!

$45, available in The Shop

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Friends and Neighbors

Old Lyme Arts District

Partners work to promote opportunities to enjoy and take part in the cultural arts and learning available on historic Lyme Street. Each partner, whether a business, a nonprofit, a town institution or school, is committed to highlighting for residents, cultural tourists, and visitors the rich cultural arts that are part of our heritage. With art galleries, music venues, and more, Lyme Street offers quite a bit for a quiet village lane!

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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

Glimpse: Green Shadows, A Rustic Gathering Place in Lyme

By Patty DeVoe Featured Image: Charles Vezin (1858-1942), Green Shadows, ca. 1925. Oil on panel. Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of Jonathan Carlisle...

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