Thursday, November 18, 2010

Florence Griswold Museum Again

Two weeks ago I explained how Florence Griswold took in artists as boarders in her large home in Old Lyme at the turn of the last century.  Before long there were so many artists working in the area that they came to be known as the Lyme Art Colony.

Miss Griswold permitted her favorite artists to paint panels for her dining room.  Here you see a small number of the painted panels.

The rooms are dimly lit to protect the paintings and only hand-held, no-flash photography is permitted.  This is darker and less sharp than I would like, but the museum is so interesting that I still want to show it to you.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

There was a lot of talent living under her roof!

Halcyon said...

These panels are lovely! Miss Griswold had the right idea. Maybe I should take in a few boarders to get some artwork for my home?? ;-)

Irina said...

The paintings are real treasures. No wonder the flash and light are not welcomed.

cieldequimper said...

They make a very original wall, what a brilliant idea. I really like those flower displays!

Birdman said...

This background you are using is very soothing.

Tammi Flynn said...

A big thank you from the Florence Griswold Museum. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I linked your post to our Facebook page so that others could enjoy them.

jennyfreckles said...

It looks a fascinating place - I'd love to visit there.