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Good Will, Great Vision

May 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jeff Cooley, Owner of The Cooley Gallery and Trustee, offers insight towards certain gifts to the collection and important purchases that have made the Museum what it is today.

Free with Museum admission.

About Robert Vonnoh’s Self-Portrait, 1884 Cooley states,

“Wow!” I remember thinking when the upstate New York ‘picker’ brought this drawing to me. Such bravura handling of the charcoal yet such care and detail combined to capture a great personality. One of the great drawings I have handled, it had to be part of the museum’s collection! Self-portraits are in themselves such interesting studies and then the simple historical record of what these artists looked like made it a terribly compelling offer for the museum. I have been proud to find occasional gems for the museum and this is one of the best!

Vonnoh Self Portrait


May 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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