Thursday, July 30

Thursday Drive: Old Lyme's Art Colony

I was definitely born in the wrong century...

Summer Evening, 1886
by Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Gift to the Florence Griswold Museum from
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company

Spinster Florence Griswold first opened her family's timeworn
Connecticut home as a boarding house, but because of its
location it became instead home to a group of artists
called the Lyme Art Colony and turned Lyme into
the center of Impressionism in America.

Miss Florence's is now part of the
Florence Griswold Museum.

Grab your tea (or coffee) and come along on a delightful tour
of Miss Florence's boardinghouse and the Lyme Art Colony.
(This charming two-part video runs a tad over 19 minutes.)

Wasn't that fun?

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Frieda Babbley said...

Equisite! What a brilliant find. I really really enjoyed this so much. Shared with the kids and they thought it was so cool. I would love to own a place like that. Can you imagine how fascinating it would be, and all the people and stories coming through? All the art! One of my favorite posts for sure. Thanks JamaGenie

JamaGenie said...

My pleasure, FB. Yes, what a fascinating place to have! I liked the part in the video where the artists sent Miss Florence away so they could fix up the place and redecorate it!