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Located on an 11-acre site in the historic village of Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American Impressionism.
This National Historic Landmark features wall and door panels painted by impressionist artists, and perennial gardens, changing exhibits, New England furnishings, decorative arts and a museum shop.
This Facebook page posts images of artwork from the Museum's collection, facts about Lyme Art Colony artists and life in an ...early 20th century boardinghouse for artists, event information, and behind-the-scenes information about the Florence Griswold Museum. Located on an 11-acre site in the historic village of Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American...
We really enjoyed seeing the home and hearing the history of the artists' colony. It is beautifully kept and the impressionist art is wonderful.
The museum is a small treasure that often hosts special exhibitions. We went to see the Walker Evans exhibit. We also discovered that there are lovely grounds surrounding the museum. You can explore the paths among some very beautiful plantings. There is a seasonal cafe which was closed for the winter when we visited.
Florence Griswold Museum is the birthplace of the Lyme Art Colony and the Connecticut Impressionist movement. The museum hosts over 900 paintings by nearly 130 American artists.
Patroness Florence Griswold opened her boarding house to a group of artists who formed the Lyme Art Colony, the elite of American Impressionism.
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