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April 18 through July 12, 2009 Visions of Mood: Henry C. White Pastels
The pastel sketches of Lyme Art Colony artist Henry C. White glow with intense colors. A trove of these vibrant landscapes, still owned by the artist’s descendants, are displayed publicly for the first time in this exhibition. The pastels provide insight into a new side of White’s art-making, one in which he experimented with color and texture while working quickly outdoors. Catalogue available in the Museum Shop. Sponsored by Bank of America with program support from the Connecticut Humanities Council





May – July 2009

____ Mother’s Day Garden Lecture May 10, 2pm $9 ($7) $______ Lecture & Museum Admission $15 ($7) $______ ____ Craft Workshop: Pop-Up Cards May 26, 11am $20 ($18) $______ Series of 3, $55 ($48) $______ ____ Garden Luncheon with Nancy Campbell May 29, 12noon $100 $______ ____ Nature Walk with Judy Preston May 31, 2pm $7 ($5) $______ ____ Poetry at the Museum June 7, 3pm (Museum Admission) $______ ____ New York Botanical Garden Trip June 9, 7pm $125 ($115) $_____ ____ Impressionism Lecture with Burdan June 17, 7pm $9 ($7) $_____ ____ Craft Workshop: Miniature Books June 23, 11am $20 ($18) $______ ____ Stickwork Lecture with Dougherty July 15, 7pm $9 ($7) $_____ ____ Craft Workshop: Collaged Artist Cards July 28, 11am $20 ($18) $______ Total: $______
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Year of the American Landscape

April 18 through July 12, 2009 The Artistic Circle of Henry C. White
A selection of paintings by White and the artists he revered and befriended provides a context for understanding his pastels in light of both Tonalism and Impressionism.

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July 18 through October 18, 2009 Lyme in Mind: Clement C. Moore Collection
This exhibition celebrates the promised gift of an extraordinary group of paintings to the Museum by trustee Clement C. Moore and features major works by the most notable members of the Lyme Art Colony, including Hassam, Chadwick, DuMond, Greacen, Hoffman, Metcalf, and Ranger. Many works have not been shown publicly.

The Museum's educational programming is supported by grants from the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, and the Northeast Utilities Educational Foundation.

July 24, 2009 through 2010 Patrick Dougherty’s “Stickwork” A Site-Specific Installation
Timed to coincide with the opening of the Rafal Landscape Center, North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty creates a site-specific“stickwork” sculpture at the Museum. He constructs his installations using local saplings to “sketch” structures that respond to the environment and capture the essence of place. Sponsored by People's Bank with program support from Connecticut Humanities Council

Henry C. White (1861-1952) June Moonrise, Waterford (detail), pastel White Family Collection

Mother’s Day Event Walking Tours Midsummer Concert & Festival Exhibitions • Lectures “New” Art Colony Camps Artful Volunteer Opportunities

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 27th Annual Benefit Auction: Singing the Blues
This year’s theme Singing the Blues is designed to be fun, timely, and simply better than ever. It will be a lively evening of auction bidding with great music, food, and cocktails. The festive night promises to be the talk of the town. Sponsored by Webster Bank

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Home of American Impressionism

Henry C. White (1861-1952) Nassau (detail), pastel, 1917 White Family Collection

May - July 2009
Stick with the Florence Griswold Museum
Come Help Patrick Dougherty Create the Museum’s Site-Specific “Stickwork” Starting June 29th!
Join North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty on the grounds of the Museum and assist in the creation of one of his site-specific “stickwork” sculptures. Dougherty designs and then constructs his installations from locally-grown saplings working with volunteers in a variety of tasks. When completed, these remarkable sculptures respond to the environment around them. Work during the week from June 29th through mid-July. Contact the Museum to add your name to the list of volunteers at (860) 434-5542, ext. 114 or

June 29 through August 14, 10am-3pm Art Colony Camp
Museum Staff and Visiting Artists Tuition: $200 (members $190) Join the Museum’s new Art Colony Camps and spend five days exploring the art & history of the Lyme Art Colony in your own “colony” of young artists. Geared for students going into grades 1-6, campers will work with great leaders and visiting artists to investigate art exhibitions, paint outdoors, play historic games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, art-making materials, snacks, and more. Sponsored in part by the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund Session #1--June 29-July 3--Grades 1-3 Plus Drawing Animals with Dan Stegos Session #2--July 6-10--Grades 4-6 Plus Marionette Madness with Yorick Session #3--July 20-24--Grades 1-3 Plus Cartooning with Dan Stegos Session #4--August 3-7--Grades 4-6 Plus Songwriting with Dave Fry Session #5--August 10-14--Grades 1-3 Plus Juggling with Airborne Jugglers
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Wednesday, June 17, 7pm Making Impressionism American: Art Betwixt the Gilded Age and Modernism
Amanda C. Burdan, Curatorial Fellow Lecture Fee: $9 (members $7) Join the Museum’s scholar-in-residence Amanda C. Burdan for an investigation of how the Impressionism movement was redefined and repurposed for American audiences.

Wednesday, July 15, 7pm Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World
Patrick Dougherty, Guest Artist Lecture Fee: $9 (members $7) Patrick Dougherty creates large-scale sculptures from saplings, and has built over 200 around the world over the last 25 years. He will speak about his experiences and techniques in this illustrated lecture before touring his latest creation on the Griswold property.

Patrick Dougherty

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Saturday, May 2, 10am-5pm
Gather family and friends and explore the new exhibitions, tour the Griswold House, wander the gardens, make art, and much more. Sponsored by Essex Printing, Essex

Friday, May 29, 12 noon A Sense of Place: Preserving America’s Historic Houses, Landscapes, and Gardens
Nancy N. Campbell, Colonial Williamsburg Lunch & Lecture Fee: $100 Come to the Second Annual Garden Luncheon in support of the Rafal Landscape Center with guest speaker Nancy Campbell. Contact Sarah at Museum ext. 122 or for further information. Sponsored by Wilber & King and Kronenberger & Sons Restoration

Saturday, June 20, 10am-5pm; Sunday, June 21, 1-5pm Pastels & Paint: Celebrating the Landscape
Included with Museum admission; Admission FREE to residents of New London County Enjoy the entire Museum and the art of pastels during this two-day open house celebration. Tour the exhibitions and historic house, try your hand at drawing with pastels, see a professional artist work with pastels and more. Free admission sponsored by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut.

Tuesday, June 9, 8am-7pm Reserve a Day with Nature: Study Day at the New York Botanical Garden.
Trip Fee (includes lunch): $125 (members $115) Take time with us to smell the roses that are in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden. Our day includes a tram tour of the gardens, a gourmet lunch, and time to wander the 250 acres of gorgeous gardens.

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Sunday, May 10, 2pm A Connecticut Cottage Garden: Adapting a Classic Garden Style to New England
Amy Ziffer, Independent Scholar and Lecturer Lecture Fee: $9 (members $7) Exhibition & Lecture Fee: $15 (members $7) Bring mom to the Museum for an afternoon of art and gardens. Join cottage gardener Amy Ziffer for a beautifully illustrated lecture. A light reception will follow featuring Miss Florence’s Tea, the Museum’s signature blend.

Sunday, May 31, 2pm Exploring Old Lyme’s Champlain Farm
Judy Preston, Ecologist, Tidewater Institute $7 (members $5) Join naturalist Judy Preston for an engaging romp through Champlain Farm, one of the Old Lyme Conservation Trust's sites, to investigate a local preserve. Explore rocky outcrops, a vernal pool, geology, and unique ridge-top cedar glades. Wear appropriate walking gear. Bring water and a walking stick. Registered participants should meet in third parking lot at Museum at 1:45pm and carpool to site.

Midsummer on the Lieutenant River
Museum’s Festival Moves towards River and New Outdoor Sculpture
Friday, July 24th & Saturday, July 25th
Enjoy this two-day family festival featuring a free concert on the banks of the Lieutenant River on Friday, July 24th at 7pm. The festival continues down by the river and near Patrick Dougherty’s new “stickwork” creation on Saturday, July 25th at 9am with the Museum’s Market “En Plein Air.” This year the Market will be along the veranda at Marshfield House and full of fresh Connecticut-based products. New this year is Crafted by Hand in Connecticut, an artisan fair in Marshfield House. The Museum’s Hands-On, Minds-On education area runs 10am-3pm between the barns. Both the Krieble Gallery and Griswold Boardinghouse will be open for a special $5 admission fee.

Thursday, July 30, 1-6pm Red Cross Blood Drive: Pictures for Pints
The Museum is sponsoring a blood drive for the American Red Cross. Give a pint of blood at the Museum, and we'll give you a pass for free admission. To schedule your lifesaving appointment call: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543).


Master Pieces of Paper: Workshops for Adults
David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach $20 (members $18); series $55 (members $48) Come experience the thrill of making something personal and beautiful with your own two hands at these fun sessions. Geared for adults, the workshops include the materials and instruction needed to complete a series of hand-crafted products.

Friday, July 24, 5-7pm

Pre-Concert Open House
Enjoy FREE admission to the Krieble Gallery and tour the summer exhibitions Lyme in Mind and Patrick Dougherty: Projects and Sketches.

Sunday, June 7, 3pm Toward a Future Earth: New Poetry from Native American Voices
FREE with Museum admission Join Marilyn Nelson, founder of Soul Mountain Retreat in East Haddam, and her poets-in-residence for a reading of new work. The roster of Native American poets includes Santee Frasier, Jennifer Foerster, Travis Hedge Coke, dg okpik, Lara Mann, and James Stephens.

and his “fiery” musicians. Dinners available through River Tavern of Chester. Concert and art contest sponsored by Reynold’s Garage and Marine, Inc., Lyme

Sundays 1-5pm Make-a-Painting Sundays
Included with Museum admission Drop into the Hartman Education Center and pick up all the supplies you need to make a painting on the grounds of the Museum. This program continues every Sunday through October.

Your Museum Membership is Good at all 36 Historic New England Properties during the Month of June
The Florence Griswold Museum has been selected as the Connecticut Partner of Historic New England’s June is Members Month program. During the month of June, Florence Griswold Museum members will receive complimentary admission at all of Historic New England’s 36 properties, including the remarkable Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT. Simply show your FGM membership card. Likewise, all Historic New England members will be offered free admission at the Museum. Go to to see a list of the properties and their locations throughout New England.

Children’s Art Contest Open House
View the art contest Going Places! Getting There is Half the Fun sponsored by Reynold's Garage and Marine, Inc. on view in Hartman Education Center.

Saturday, July 25, 9am-3pm Market “En Plein Air” on the Veranda Saturday, July 25, 9am-5pm Tour the Rafal Landscape Center Saturday, July 25, 11am-3pm

Tuesday, May 26, 11am Workshop #1: Making Pop-Up Cards Tuesday, June 23, 11am Workshop #2: More Miniature Books Tuesday, July 28, 11am Workshop #3: Collaged Artist Trading Cards

Friday, July 24, 7pm

Midsummer Concert: Dan Stevens and the Fiery Band
Come enjoy this upbeat concert filled with acoustic and electric blues by Old Lyme native Dan Stevens

Jacques Pépin in Marshfield House Kitchen
Saturday, July 25, 9am-3pm

Save the Date of August 7, 6:30pm!
Dance to the hot sounds of Brazil and the Caribbean with New York-based samba band Paprika. Sponsored by All-Pro Automotive, the Graybill Family

Crafted by Hand in Connecticut: New Artisan Fair

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