Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum (9/22/16)
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 (5/6/16)
The Artist in the Connecticut Landscape (9/16/15)
All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York (6/5/15)
Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum and Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of the Connecticut Shore (5/12/14)
Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut (2/28/14)
The Artist's Easel (2/27/14)
Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World (4/29/13)
The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist (8/7/12)
White on White: Churches of Rural New England (8/7/12)
American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum (4/29/11)
With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery From the Connecticut River Valley (5/14/10)
Tula Telfair: Landscapes in Counterpoint (3/24/10)
Clark G. Voorhees: 1871 - 1933; essay by Barbara J. MacAdam (10/22/09)
Wilson Henry Irvine and the Poetry of Light; essay by Harold Spencer (7/14/09)
Visions of Mood: Henry C. White Pastels (4/21/09)
Visions of Mood: Henry C. White Pastels; essay by Amy Kurtz Lansing (4/21/09)
Visions of Mood: Henry C. White Pastels / A Grandson's Appreciation, by Nelson H. White (4/21/09)
The Road Less Traveled: Thomas Nason's Rural New England (12/23/08)
Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women (10/7/08)
Taking the Road Not Taken: American Works on Paper from a Private Collection; essay by Charles Price (7/23/08)
Warm Winds: Connecticut Artists in the Tropics (7/23/08)
Impressionist Giverny: American Painters in France, 1885-1915, Selections from the Terra Foundation for American Art; text by Amy Kurtz Lansing (8/23/08)
Faces and Figures: Portraits from the Florence Griswold Museum (10/22/07)
A Circle of Friends: The Artists of the Florence Griswold House (4/20/07)
A Collective Endeavor: Three Decades of Acquisitions (9/27/06)
The Freedom Business: Connecticut Landscapes Through the Eyes of Venture Smith (6/17/06)
A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster, Jr. (5/10/06)
A Noble Tradition: American Paintings from the National Arts Club; essay by Carol Lowrey (2/8/06)
America's Home of Impressionism Restored to Period of Historic Significance (2/6/06)
Finding Religion: American Art from the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection (12/20/05)
The Allen Sisters: Pictorial Photographs of New England, 1885 - 1920 (8/18/05)
May Night: Willard Metcalf at Old Lyme (1/5/05)
A Matter of Style: The Influence of French Art on the Old Lyme Art Colony (9/27/04)
Envisioning New England: Treasures from Community Art Museums (6/29/04)
"A Pretty Fine Old Town": Childe Hassam in Old Lyme (5/12/04)
Three New Exhibitions at Florence Griswold Museum Showcase the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection (1/9/04)
"The American River" and "The River's Course: Views of Connecticut Rivers" (10/24/03)
The American Artist in Connecticut: The Legacy of the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection (5/23/02)
The American Art Colony at Lyme (2/7/02)
Painter's Paradise: A Land Distinctly Lyme (1/12/01)
American Impressionism from the Florence Griswold Museum (9/30/00)
The California Impressionists at Laguna (6/6/00)
Henry Ward Ranger and the Humanized Landscape (6/2/99)
The Lure of Lyme: Celebrating 100 Years of the Lyme Art Colony (2/3/99)
Wilson Irvine and the Poetry of Light (7/25/98)
American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (1998)
The Florence Griswold Museum is a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of the historic district in Old Lyme, Connecticut. A historic center for American art known as the home of American Impressionism, the Florence Griswold Museum encompasses eleven acres along the Lieutenant River.
Founded in 1936, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is a center for American art accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. In the early years of the twentieth century, the Museum's site and grounds served as the center for the Lyme Art Colony, one of America's most famous art colonies. The recipient of a Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the Florence Griswold Museum has been called a "Giverny in Connecticut" by the Wall Street Journal, and a "must-see" by the Boston Globe. With an eye toward the integration of art, history and landscape in all that it does, the Museum has spent the last decade redefining itself as a central part of community life with an award-winning exhibition gallery for its collections and a thorough reinterpretation of its landmark Florence Griswold House as a boardinghouse for artists, c. 1910.
Please see the Museum's website for hours and admission fees.
(above: Florence Griswold Museum exterior, 2016. Photo credit Jeff Goldberg/Esto)
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