Dear Friends, as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Museum is closed through at least June 20 - including Café Flo. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon, but until then, please visit the Artists’ Trail, a half-mile walk around the Museum’s riverfront landscape and gardens. Check our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated. If you need a staff member, call or email as usual. Please stay in touch, Your FloGris Friends
We invited amateur photographers to take the theme of “sanctuary” as their inspiration for a pop-up juried exhibition at the Museum. The dictionary defines sanctuary as a “consecrated place,” such as a space of worship, and as “a place of refuge and protection.” What do you consider your sanctuary?
The exhibition “Nothing More American:” Immigration, Sanctuary, and Community features Matthew Leifheit’s photographs of a family that took sanctuary from deportation inside the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. His images of these immigrants appear with portraits of refugee families resettled in Old Lyme. Fleeing devastated countries, they found sanctuary in Connecticut, where they are building new lives.
While circumstances prevent us from gathering for the luncheon this year, you can still help us achieve the mission of this wonderful event in a fun new way—even while helping us support our partnering area businesses!
For the first time ever, please join us in supporting The Garden Raffle!
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.
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.
Fresh Fields: American 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.