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Travel Programs

Travel Programs Calendar

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this “vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical” (NY Times) is “stunning and blazingly original” (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy’s brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a “heaven-sent fireball” (NY Times) of romance and passion.

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Trip to the Whitney Biennial

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the US, with a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking lively debate. The 78th Biennial is the first to be held in the Whitney’s downtown home, and the largest ever in terms of gallery space. Our visit will feature a 90-minute guided introduction to the show. There will be time for lunch (on your own) as well as a springtime visit to the High Line.

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Miss Saigon on Broadway

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Direct from its smash London run, Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON lands on Broadway in 2017, featuring its acclaimed stars Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada.

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Children’s Programs

Children's Programs Calendar

Art Colony Camp 1

June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, Art Colony Campers investigate the Museum’s art exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun Art Show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Intensive Mini Camp for Middle School Students

July 5 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This three-day mini camp is perfect for the middle school student who has an interest in art. Campers explore a variety of skill-building exercises. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.

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Art Colony Camp 2

July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s ve-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more.

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Art Colony Camp 3

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Art Colony Camp 4

July 24 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Art Colony Camp 5

July 31 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Art Colony Camp 6

August 7 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Adult Programs

Adult Programs Calendar

Matilda Browne: The Quiet Rebel

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

In a career spanning five decades, Matilda Browne challenged the stereotypes about women artists. She made cattle painting her specialty, invading a traditionally male domain. Yet she also dared to favor floral subjects, often dismissed as the province of schoolgirls and genteel ladies. Guest curator Larkin will explore Browne’s career, revealing unexpected aspects of her work. Catalogues of the exhibition will be available for purchase.

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this “vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical” (NY Times) is “stunning and blazingly original” (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy’s brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a “heaven-sent fireball” (NY Times) of romance and passion.

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World Premiere Film Screening: The Artist’s Garden

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Be one of the first in the world to see this visually captivating new lm featuring the Museum and last summer’s blockbuster, The Artist’s Garden. Event features hors d’oeurves by River Tavern and cocktails before the screening of this Exhibitions

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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Exhibitions on Screen: I, Claude Monet

March 18 @ 1:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Co-sponsored by The Kate and Florence Griswold Museum Enjoy an armchair visit to the great museums of the world through this series of art exhibitions on film featuring intimate access to some of the greatest treasure houses in Europe and America. $15 (member $13); go online or contact The Kate for tickets at (860) 510-0453; for series

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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Snip! Snip! Spring Pruning Workshop

March 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Walk the grounds with Sheila Wertheimer as she demonstrates the proper way to prune roses, lilacs, hydrangeas, mock orange, winterberry, and various fruit trees. Dress for outdoor walking.

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WINTER STUDIES 2017

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Join Dr. Schenker for a series of lectures on “How to Read a Film,” a course of his own design that will allow film fans of all stripes to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of ten classic movies by five important directors covering more than 60 years.

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