Florence Griswold Museum

florence griswold museum

Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold was a ship captain's daughter who turned her family's riverside mansion into a retreat for artists at the turn of the 20th century. It eventually became the headquarters of the Lyme Art Colony and the center of American Impressionism. Surrounded by gardens near a winding river, the late Georgian mansion provides not only a first-rate art experience, but also a chance to see the actual trees and marshy coastline featured in the paintings on display by Childe Hassam, William Chadwick and Henry Ward Ranger. The collection has expanded over the years to include a modern gallery featuring rotating exhibits. Visit in the spring before the summer beach crowds arrive.

Where: Old Lyme, Connecticut
On the Web: florencegriswoldmuseum.org

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