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Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

BOOK SIGNING EVENT: How We Eat

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Join award-winning researcher and author Paco Underhill for an in-person book signing of his newest book, How We Eat: The Brave New World of Food and Drink at the Florence Griswold Museum. Copies will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop. The book demonstrates that our food system—how we produce, process, distribute, and consume food—is...

GALLERY TALK: The Butcher, the Baker, & the (Un)Domestic Goddess: Femininity in Dana Sherwood’s Art

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Jenny Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Curator Free with Museum Admission The subject of femininity is ripe for analysis in Dana Sherwood’s multimedia practice. Hear how the artist draws on ideas from myth, literature, and fairy tales to embrace and challenge ideas about gender. From her delicate pastel palette and elegantly presented banquets, to Alice in...

CRAFT CLASS: Summertime Basket Weaving Workshop

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Jennifer Misseri, Basket Artist & Instructor, Connecticut Valley Baskets $100 (members 10% discount); limited to 10 adults 18+, all materials included THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! Join Jennifer Misseri of Connecticut Valley Baskets to learn traditional basket-making techniques and create your own summer activity basket--perfect for bringing to...

NATURE WALK: A Summer Walk in New England

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Judy Preston, Local Naturalist $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here Discover the wonders of nature and the biodiversity at the Town of Old Lyme’s Champlain North Open Space. Preston will lead the way through a quintessential New England landscape and explain the geology, flora, and fauna in the region. Meet at picnic table...

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Discovery Sundays

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

ADULT CRAFTING EVENT: Art•Bar Happy Hour: Accordioned Altered Books

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Julie Garvin Riggs, Manager of Youth Education & Outreach $25 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here The Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join Julie Riggs to create a 3-D work of art by adding images and objects to the folded pages of a vintage book. These extremely popular events almost...

MINDFULNESS EVENT: Forest Bathing Along the Artists’ Trail

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Regan Stacey, Certified Forest Bathing Guide  $45 (members 10% discount) includes a Be Our Guest Pass to the Museum, redeemable for one adult admission. Purchase tickets here Awaken your senses through a guided Forest Bathing experience along the Museum’s Artists’ Trail. Rain or shine (dress accordingly). Forest Bathing, also known as Forest Therapy, fosters a reconnection...

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Discovery Sundays

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

GALLERY TALK: Ready, Set, Bake!: Breaking Eggs & Making Art

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Dana Sherwood, Artist-in-Residence Free with Museum Admission Much of Dana Sherwood’s current art is linked to cooking, eating, and the cultures that surround both. She will expound about her connection to food and the roles that cookbooks and baking play in her work. The exhibition Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness will be...

ART FILM AT THE KATE: Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Frames in Film: Presented by The Kate & Florence Griswold Museum $15 (members $13); tickets at katharinehepburntheater.org or call (860) 510-0453 (box office fees apply) Museum members call (860) 434-5542, ext. 111, for discount code Camille Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris and led a group of enthusiastic like-minded artists....

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Discovery Sundays

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

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