Florence Griswold Museum

Current Exhibitions

Lyme Artists Abroad
February 7 through June 1, 2014

Harry Leslie Hoffman, February, Nassau, Bahamas, ca. 1920. Florence Griswold Museum

The cosmopolitan artists who came to Old Lyme to paint brought with them a wealth of experiences and influences gathered during travels across the globe. This focused exhibition looks at the eclectic styles and techniques cultivated abroad by American artists such as Harry Hoffman, William Henry Howe, and Willard Metcalf.



Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut
March 21 through June 1, 2014
Lucien Abrams
Lucien Abrams, Dejeuner en Provence, c. 1910, McNay Art Museum

Organized by the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, this exhibition is the first to examine Abrams' work. Algerian watering holes, New England circus tents, and shady plazas of the American southwest are just a few of his diverse subjects. Abrams is an important figure in the evolution of American Impressionism in the 20th century, with his work representing an attempt to maintain the vitality of such a key modern movement.


on-going through 2014
New York based artist Matthew Geller’s unexpected combination of materials amplifies a site’s natural resources and encourages viewers to interact with the sculpture and their surroundings.



An American Place: The Art Colony at Old Lyme


An American Place:
The Art Colony at Old Lyme

Ongoing exhibition in the Florence Griswold House




















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Krieble Gallery

Hartman Education Center

Grounds & Gardens

Chadwick Studio

Rafal Landscape Center
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