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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 invited 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.
Art Intensive Mini Camp for Middle School Students
Tuesday — Thursday
$120 (members $95)
Middle school students with an interest in art explore a variety of skill building exercises with the artist-in-residence, Julie Riggs. A graduate of esteemed art programs, Riggs offers both general and directed projects for the participants. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.
Art Colony Camp
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 7-11
Session 2 (grades 4-6): July 14-18
Session 3 (grades 1-3): July 21-25
Session 4 (grades 4-6): July 28- August 1
Session 5 (grades 1-3): August 4-8
Session 6 (grades 1-6): August 11-15
Day Trip to New York City to See New Musical
The Bridges of Madison County
Wednesday, June 4, 2pm
$185 (members $170)
With her family away at the 1965 state fair, Francesca Johnson looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by a Pulitzer- and Tony Award®-winning creative team, this new musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, ‘What if …?’” The show stars four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. This is the last matinee performance before the annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8th. No refunds on Broadway tickets.
Friday, July 25 and
Saturday, July 26
Since the early 20th century Old Lyme, Connecticut has been known to artists and art lovers alike as a haven for the arts. This community event, a quintessential New England celebration for all ages, takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's historic district, with activities spanning locations along Lyme Street – the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The festivities continue at the Old Lyme Inn, Studio 80 + Sculpture Park, and a variety of Lyme Street merchants.
For photos from 2013 event, visit www.OldLymeMidsummerFestival.com.