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.
Free Week for New London County
Tuesday – Sunday, July 16-21
Residents of New London County are invited to enjoy all that the Museum has to offer during this week for free, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. ID required.
Art•Bar Happy Hour
Thursday, July 18
$25 (members $22)
Register Online Polychroming Parasols
Shade the sun in style this summer with your own hand-painted parasol. These white paper parasols are the perfect blank canvas for you to express your summer creativity with colorful paint while enjoying some summertime adult beverages with friends old and new.
Meet up with friends at the Museum’s new Art•Bar Happy Hour, where creative 21+ types mingle and enjoy a casual evening of creative hands-on fun. Gather in the Hartman Education Center for light fare, a signature drink, and special creative project.
Saturday, July 20
$7 (members $5)
The “Greenman” Men: Presentation by Artists Kahn/Selesnick
Featured artists in the Animal/Vegetable/Mineral exhibition, Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn/Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. Their illustrated talk will place the work on view into the broader context of their expansive oeuvre. kahnselesnick.com
The Vegetable Gallery in
Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist’s Guide to the World
Sunday, July 21
Thursday, July 25
Ben Colman, Assistant Curator
Included with Museum Admission
Partake: Dinners at the Museum by Café Flo
Riverside Dinners at Café Flo
Gather for an evening of food and art inspired by Miss Florence and the Lyme artists. Once a month throughout the summer, against the backdrop of the sun setting over the Lieutenant River, chef and owner of Gourmet Galley Anna Lathrop will prepare a themed dinner complete with wine pairings. After a welcoming aperitif, guests will experience a brief insider’s presentation on a work of art before enjoying dinner.
Seating is limited. The $75 per person fee is inclusive of the program, food, and wines.
For reservations contact Donna Carlson at (860) 434-5542 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 24
This month's theme:
Willard Metcalf’s Cabinet of Natural Wonders
Potato Nests with Crème Fraiche and Caviar paired with a Robin’s Egg Blue Cocktail
Ben Colman will gather guests around the Willard Metcalf's cabinet for a short discussion.
Grilled “Butterflied” Leg of Lamb with Tzatziki Sauce
Corn Flan - a light Pudding made with Fresh Local Corn, Eggs and Milk
Sautéed Zucchini with Fresh Herbs
Butter Lettuce Nests, Crumbled Bacon, Buttermilk Basil Dressing, Sliced Tomatoes
Egg Shaped French Vanilla Cakes, Frosted to look like the eggs in the cabinet served with Vanilla Ice Cream
Brewed Illy Coffee and a Selection of Dammann Teas from France
Wednesday, August 21
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