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GALLERY TALK: Raccoons, Opossum, and Cake, Oh My!: The Lyme Legacy Continues
August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
with Jenny Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Curator
Join Parsons in the third gallery with Dana Sherwood’s film set to hear about how this contemporary artist continues the legacy of the Lyme Art Colony through the intersecting themes of animals, food, and women’s history. Next, stroll to Sherwood’s outdoor Conservatory sculpture, and on to the Griswold House dining room, where you will learn about the artist’s 2nd commission–an installation that includes live snails feasting on topiary cakes!
Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness will be on view through September 18.
Image: Dana Sherwood, The Confectionery Lives of Artists and Other Organisms, 2021. Resin, clay, glass bell jars with snails, natural material, and cake. Courtesy of the artist and Denny Dimin Gallery, New York. Photograph by Paul Mutino
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, Wayne and Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.