At Easel: Painting Demonstration with Hollis Dunlap
Sundays, March 2 and 9
Included with Museum Admission
Watch a work of art take shape as Hollis Dunlap paints at his easel from a live model in the gallery over the course of two three-hour painting sessions. A graduate of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and instructor for the Lyme Art Association, Dunlap is a talented painter who enjoys sharing his knowledge about painting with others. While at the Academy, he was the first painter to be awarded First Prize at New York’s National Arts Club student exhibition two years in a row.
Hollis was the recipient of the Academy’s John Stobart Fellowship, awarded each year to a graduation student in recognition of outstanding work, and he is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He is represented by galleries in New York, Denver, Boston, and San Francisco, and currently paints the figure in his studio in Southeastern Connecticut.
Art•Bar Happy Hour
Thursday, March 13
Pretty Paper Boxes
$25 (members $22)
The Museum's Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations.
Join Mary Avery, instructor of early American decorative arts, as she demonstrates how to create a traditional band box (think hat box only smaller) covered with beautiful decorative papers. Bring your creativity, take home a pretty paper box! Bring your friends for some creativity and cocktails!
All About Abrams:
A Gallery Conversation with Nena Evans and Amy Kurtz Lansing
Sunday, March 23
Included with Museum Admission
Join Lucien Abram’s granddaughter Nena Evans and FGM curator Amy Kurtz Lansing for an artful conversation about the work in the current exhibition Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut.
Snip! Snip! Spring Pruning Workshops
Friday, March 28, 10:30am
Sunday, March 30, 1:30pm
Sheila Wertheimer, Landscape Historian
$7 (members $5)
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.
The Snow Queen’s Farewell to Winter
Crafting and Tea Party
Included with Museum Admission
Snow Queen appears at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm
Featured Artist, Rochelle Weinrauch of Simply Enchanted, Westerly, RI, will sing you into spring at our daylong Crafting and Tea Party. All are welcome to enjoy sweet treats and crafts while awaiting the Snow Queen’s arrival. She will share stories and song before posing for pictures.
Save the Dates for these Great Trips!
A Moveable Feast
Private Tour of Donald Judd's Spring Street Studio
Walking/Tasting Food Tour of Greenwich Village
Wednesday, May 21
$155 (members $140)
Space is limited.
Includes transportation, guided tours, food*, and all gratuities.
(*drinks ordered at the seated tastings are not included)
Note: this tour involves stairs and a fair amount of city walking.
Due to the special nature of these tours we only have spots for 48 participants.
Our day in New York begins with a private guided tour of 101 Spring Street, the home and studio of one of the masters of minimalism, Donald Judd. Our group will get small tours of the 5-story cast-iron building in the heart of SoHo. Serving as Judd’s New York residence and studio, it is considered to be the birthplace of “permanent installation,” now a hallmark of contemporary art, as well as an inspiration for much of Judd’s groundbreaking output. Works on view remain as they were installed by Judd prior to his death. The building has just reopened to the public for tours to rave reviews.
In the afternoon we will meet up with our charismatic Foods of New York guides for a 3-hour tasting tour through the heart of Greenwich Village. Known for its counter culture, this part of the city was once enjoyed by bohemians, beatniks, artists, and folk singers. The Village has been a melting pot since the mid 1800s and is still filled with delicious foods from around the world! We will visit favorite neighborhood cafes and specialty food shops tasting foods from Italy, India, Cuba, Jamaica, and France. Our tour will include seven tastings. Five on the go and two seated in restaurants. You wont’ want to miss this culinary adventure.
Day Trip to New York City to See New Musical
The Bridges of Madison County
Wednesday, June 4, 2pm
$185 (members $170)
With her family away at the 1965 state fair, Francesca Johnson looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by a Pulitzer- and Tony Award®-winning creative team, this new musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, ‘What if …?’” The show stars four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. This is the last matinee performance before the annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8th. No refunds on Broadway tickets.
Planning Ahead for Summer
Art Intensive Mini Camp for Middle School Students
Tuesday — Thursday
$120 (members $95)
Middle school students with an interest in art explore a variety of skill building exercises with the artist-in-residence, Julie Riggs. A graduate of esteemed art programs, Riggs offers both general and directed projects for the participants. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.
Art Colony Camp
Monday — Friday
$200 (members $190)
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 art exhibitions, paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all artmaking materials, and daily snacks.
Each week culminates in an exhibition of student projects.
Session 1 (grades 1-3): July 7-11
Session 2 (grades 4-6): July 14-18
Session 3 (grades 1-3): July 21-25
Session 4 (grades 4-6): July 28- August 1
Session 5 (grades 1-3): August 4-8
Session 6 (grades 1-6): August 11-15