A Few of Our Favorite ThingsCollections


Here's how YOU can participate

Visit the Museum, pick something currently on view or look through the exhibitions and collections on this website and share your thoughts.

Tell us your favorite
  • My favorite painting is Winter Evening by Leon Dabo in the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection. When I first saw Winter Evening at an exhibition a few years ago at the Florence Griswold Museum I was immediatley struck by its unique presence in the exhibition room. This luminious painting, full of light and color effects, conveyed a peacefull atmosphere, serene mood, and poetic vision. It still haunts me to this day.

    Brian M. Hunter, New York

  • Bathers at Griswold Beach is my favorite painting because of the way William Chadwick captured the beauty of the ocean and the elegance of the time period as well as the grace of the ladies at the beach.

    Angela Olsen

  • My favorite is Red-Headed Woman too. I agree with Shawn on the mysterious connection between the artist and the model. I find it to be very relaxing and pleasing to the eye. I am also partial to red-headed women because my sister has the same red hair and beautiful ivory skin.

    Vickie Michael, North Carolina

Tell us your favorite!

  • If you forgot the title feel free to describe it to us or tell us where it was on campus