Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Ongoing

An American Place: The Art Colony at Old Lyme

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the village of Old Lyme, Connecticut was the setting for one of the largest and most significant art colonies in America.

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June 1–September 8, 2019

Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art

Four leading contemporary artists, Mark Dion, James Prosek, Jennifer Angus, and Courtney Mattison will create installations that reflect the vulnerability of our natural world in conversation with the landscape and historic structures of the Florence Griswold Museum. By bringing to the site artists who make natural history their medium, Fragile Earth will illustrate the continued relevance of ecology and nature conservation to contemporary artistic practice and showcase the persuasive and powerful role artists play in advocating for the preservation of our earth by bringing their perspective to natural science.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

September 28, 2019 - May 31, 2020

Nothing More American: Immigration, Sanctuary, and Community An Exhibition by Matthew Leifheit

This exhibition envisions presenting Matthew Leifheit’s photos in conjunction with traditional paintings of the Old Lyme church and similar meetinghouses drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, with selected loans. The title, Nothing More American, comes from artist Lorado Taft’s description of Hassam’s painting Church at Old Lyme as “nothing more American on all the continent,” a sentiment that resonates both with the historic image of the church and with the relationship of immigration to the American dream.

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Online Exhibitions

Dear Dear Husband

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With a Needle & Brush

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The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans

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