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GALLERY TALK: Bed Rugs from New London County, 1750-1825

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Lynne Z. Bassett, Textile Historian and Guest Curator Included with Museum Admission, no advance reservation required Guest curator Bassett offers an up-close examination of a selection of the bed rugs, an important form of American folk art in the current exhibition, New London County Quilts & Bed Covers, 1750-1825. Bassett’s presentation will address the...

VIRTUAL LECTURE: Hidden Hands: Labor and Leisure in Early American Needlework

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Marla R. Miller, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here Miller's primary research interest is U.S. women's work before industrialization. In this talk, Miller will explore early American women’s labor history beyond the quilt frame, and consider the many ways in which women’s work—enslaved and free;...

VIRTUAL LECTURE: ’The Second Scene of Mortality’: Courtship and Sexual Danger in Revolutionary Connecticut

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor Emerita, Harvard University $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here When Prudence Punderson entitled her silk embroidery The First, Second, and Last Scenes of Mortality, she inadvertently revealed a fraught moment in her own life when sexual attraction and family duty collided. Like other Connecticut women, she...

ART FILM AT THE KATE: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Frames in Film: Presented by The Kate & Florence Griswold Museum $15 (members $13); tickets at katharinehepburntheater.org  or call (860) 510-0453 (box office fees apply) Museum members call (860) 434-5542, ext. 111 for discount code  Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating...

ADULT CRAFTING EVENT: Art•Bar Happy Hour: Found Objects Assemblage

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

This program is sold out - thank you for your interest.   with Julie Garvin Riggs, Director of Youth Education & Outreach $25 (members 10% discount) The Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join Julie Riggs for a fun and creative project. Create a unique assemblage with found objects (participants are encouraged...

VIRTUAL LECTURE: Stitching Women’s Stories: New London County Needlework Traditions and Family Connections

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Susan P. Schoelwer, PhD, Executive Director, Historic Preservation and Collections and Robert H. Smith Senior Curator, George Washington’s Mount Vernon $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here What does a bed rug from Illinois, and a sampler from Ohio, and a silk embroidered picture from Oregon have in common? All three have their roots...

MINDFULNESS EVENT: Forest Bathing Along the Artists’ Trail

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Regan Stacey, Certified Forest Bathing Guide  $45 (members 10% discount) includes a Be Our Guest Pass to the Museum, redeemable for one adult admission. Purchase tickets here Awaken your senses through a guided Forest Bathing experience along the Museum’s Artists’ Trail. Rain or shine (dress accordingly). Forest Bathing, also known as Forest Therapy, fosters...

CRAFT CLASS: The Fine Art of Hooking Hearts

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Please note new date: May 7. with Betsy Barry, Artist and Instructor, Betsy Barry Art & Designs  $70 (member $65); limited to 12 adults 18+, all materials included. Purchase tickets here Join Barry of Betsy Barry Art & Designs to learn traditional hooking techniques and create your own cheerful hooked hearts. Use them as a sachet...

MINDFULNESS EVENT: Forest Bathing Along the Artists’ Trail

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Regan Stacey, Certified Forest Bathing Guide $45 (members 10% discount) includes a Be Our Guest Pass to the Museum, redeemable for one adult admission. Purchase tickets here Awaken your senses through a guided Forest Bathing experience along the Museum’s Artists’ Trail. Rain or shine (dress accordingly). Forest Bathing, also known as Forest Therapy, fosters...

GALLERY TALK: Dana Sherwood and the Legacy of Animal Appetites

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Jenny Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Curator Free with Museum Admission, no advance reservation required Join Parsons for an introduction to the work of contemporary artist Dana Sherwood, who creates banquets for wild animals as part of her quest to better understand the human/non-human animal relationship. Hear about how Sherwood's paintings, sculpture, film, and immersive installations...

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