Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions

June 5-September 19, 2021
Social & Solitary: Reflections on Art, Isolation, and Renewal

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Willard Metcalf, Ethelinda and James, 1890. Oil on canvas, 15 x 17 in. Florence Griswold Museum, Purchase

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An American Place: The Art Colony at Old Lyme

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the village of Old Lyme, Connecticut was the setting for one of the largest and most significant art colonies in America.

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Upcoming Exhibitions


October 2, 2021-January 24, 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. Founded in New York in 1834 by Nathaniel Currier, the company expanded to include a new partner, James Merritt Ives, after 1857. Currier & Ives produced millions of affordably priced copies of over seven thousand original lithographs, living up to its self-appointed title as “the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints.” 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.

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Frances Palmer, American (born England), 1812–1876, Across the Continent “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way”, 1868. lithograph. Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of Conagra Brands.

Past Exhibitions

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Online Exhibitions

Virtual Tour of special exhibition Social & Solitary: Reflections on Art, Isolation, and Renewal,

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Virtual Tour of special exhibitions Expanding Horizons: Celebrating 20 Years of the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection and Centennial of the Lyme Art Association Gallery

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Virtual Tour of special exhibition Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes

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Virtual Tour of the Florence Griswold House

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Virtual tour of the special exhibition "Nothing More American"

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Virtual tour Jennifer Angus Griswold House Installation

Silver Wings and Golden Scales

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Dear Dear Husband

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With a Needle & Brush

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The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans

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Woodrow & Ellen Axson Wilson in Old Lyme

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