The Artist's Easel
February 7 through March 16, 2014
Robert H. Nisbet, Life Class in DuMond's Studio, Florence Griswold Museum
This exhibition provides a rare look at the tools of the artist’s trade from inside the Musum's expansive collection of artistic materials -- one of the largest such collections in the nation. One gallery will be filled with easels, paint boxes, brushes and palettes once used by Lyme’s famed artists, as well as the paintings these tools helped bring to life.
Lyme Artists Abroad
February 7 through June 1, 2014
Harry Leslie Hoffman, February, Nassau, Bahamas, ca. 1920. Florence Griswold Museum
The cosmopolitan artists who came to Old Lyme to paint brought with them a wealth of experiences and influences gathered during travels across the globe. This focused exhibition looks at the eclectic styles and techniques cultivated abroad by American artists such as Harry Hoffman, William Henry Howe, and Willard Metcalf.
New York based artist Matthew Geller’s unexpected combination of materials amplifies a site’s natural resources and encourages viewers to interact with the sculpture and their surroundings.