FREE HANDS ON PROGRAM
Make a Painting Sundays
Free with Museum admission. No reservations required
Every Sunday visitors are encouraged to try their hand painting plein air, in the open air, just like the Lyme Art Colony artists. Painters are given brushes, palette, paint, canvas, and a smock and are sent to paint down by the river or in Miss Florence's garden. All ages and skill levels welcome. There are also hands-on art projects, books, games and puzzles to enjoy. A great way to spend the day. Complete your day with scavenger hunts and visit the historic artist studio.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity:
A Study Day at the Metropolitan Museum
Tuesday, May 14
$110 (members $95); refunds (less $20) by May 1
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This study day includes an audio guide for Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. This new exhibition presents 80 major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, and more. The docent-guided afternoon tour will highlight the Met’s collection of American art in their recently renovated American Wing. Price includes transportation, museum admission, and tours.
Armed Services Day
Saturday, May 18
Armed Services Appreciation Day
Members of the Armed Services and their immediate family are always FREE.
Afterschool Art Studio
Thursday, May 23
$12 (members $10)
Classes limited to 25 students.
A new project every month for students in grades K-6...see what's coming up!
June 19 & 20
May: Making Art Inside or Out: Plein-Air Painting vs. In the Studio
A tour of the Chadwick Studio to discuss the tools & techniques of the
Lyme painters followed by a outdoor sketch recreated indoors in paint.
Partake: Dinners at the Museum by Café Flo
Partake is a new monthly program that combines dinner and dialogue. One evening a month from May to October, guests take part in an evening of art & food, pairing a dynamic museum program with a specially orchestrated meal by Gourmet Galley. After a welcoming aperitif, guests enjoy a brief presentation — an amuse bouche for the mind — before heading to dinner.
The $75 per person fee is inclusive of the program, food, and wines.
The first Partake dinner takes place on May 22 at 6:30pm. Seating is limited.
The theme is Oh, Canada! The Art and Food of the Great White North.
Labatt Blue and Creton on Toast
Creton is a Spicy Pork Pate enjoyed in Canada particularly by those with a French influence
Maple Glazed Cedar Plank Wild Salmon grilled over hard wood and served on the plank and sprinkled with Fresh Berries and Herbs
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Fiddleheads
Bannacock- bread cooked on a stick over a fire
Handmade Tiger Tail Ice Cream
Orange flavored ice cream with liquorish swirls, a Canadian Favorite
Brewed Illy Coffee and a Selection of Dammann Teas from France
For reservations contact Donna Carlson at (860) 434-5542 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 19
Partake June: Matthew Geller’s Anticipator
Wednesday, July 24
Partake July: Metcalf’s Cabinet of Natural Wonders
Saturday, May 25
Paintings & Poetry: A Tour in Verse
Included with Museum Admission
Join a cadre of local poets as they present poems inspired by the works of art on view in the exhibition Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North.
Wednesday May 29
A Sense of Place: Evocative Fiction Techniques with Author Kathy Czepiel
$80 (members $75)
Join author Kathy Czepiel for a three-hour workshop geared for beginning and aspiring writers. Using the exhibition and setting of the Museum as well as readings from literary works, participants will learn to create a stronger sense of place and setting in their own writing.
Fee includes a follow-up critique of each participant’s work (either from the day or samples previously written).
Kathy Leonard Czepiel is the recipient of a 2012 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, CALYX, Confrontation, Brain Child, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. A Violet Season is her first novel.
June 7 - 16
Click here for a list of all GardenFest special events and programs including the Garden Luncheon.
SUMMER ART CAMPS
Art Intensive Mini Camp for
Middle School Students
Monday - Wednesday, July 1-3
$120 (members $95)
Middle school students with an interest in art explore a variety of skill-building exercises with the artists-in-residence, Julie Garvin Riggs and Matt Ferrer. Both graduates of esteemed art programs, the Museum Educators will offer both general and directed projects for the participants. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.
Art Colony Camps for Grades 1-6
Monday - Friday
$200 (members $190)
Kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, art colony campers investigate art exhibitions, paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all artmaking materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in an exhibition of student projects.
Session 1 (grades 1-3): July 8-12 FULL
Session 2 (grades 4-6): July 15-19 FULL
Session 3 (grades 1-3): July 22-26 FULL
Session 4 (grades 4-6): July 29- August 2 FULL
Session 5 (grades 1-3): August 5-9 FULL
Session 6 (grades 1-6): August 12-16 FULL
Kinky Boots on Broadway
Wednesday, June 5
$160 (members $145)
13 Tony Nominations!
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The new Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein musical about two very different men who prove that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!
From Grammy® Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner JERRY MITCHELL.
Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.
Featuring a sensational new score, knockout dancing and a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!
Saturday, June 8
The Debut of Matthew Geller’s “Anticipator” Sculpture
Included with Museum Admission
Be one of the first to marvel at the new outdoor sculpture Anticipator by Matthew Geller. Combining a fallen tree originally planted by Miss Florence, cor-ten steel, lights, and mist, this work of art is sure to provide a memorable experience for visitors. Related hands-on crafts in the Education Center, 11am-4pm.
Dancing A, B, C, with L’Ana Burton
Included with Museum Admission
Join dancer L’Ana Burton for a self-expressive dance class on the grounds. Inspired by the alphabet, Burton will lead families with children about the grounds to discover letters and shapes in nature to be used in a final dance. The A is for Anticipator, the new sculpture by Matthew Geller.