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June programs at the Florence Griswold Museum

Matthew Geller's Anticipator Unveiled
Anticipator and kids
Anticipator's futuristic combination of natural and artificial forms plays off the historic site-the tree trunk has been salvaged from the grounds and the exotic blooms recall Miss Florence's interest in non-native species, many of which she planted around her house. A new biomechanical hybrid that is part plant and part machine, Anticipator shapes its environment in an almost animate way, introducing the elements of mist and light and eliciting feedback in return.
New Exhibition
Animal Vegetable Mineral
Animal/Vegetable/ Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World takes its inspiration from Renaissance-era cabinets of curiosities in its installation, grouping the 105 works according to the three themes, and highlights the different ways that American artists explored similar ideas as styles changed. With key works from the Museum's permanent collection hanging alongside lesser-known gems,
Animal/Vegetable/Mineral encourages visitors to take a fresh look at familiar art. The addition of work by contemporary artists Sascha Braunig, Allison Maletz, and the team of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick demonstrates ways artists continue to investigate questions fundamental to art making. Read more...


Gallery Talk: The Animal Gallery in Animal/Vegetable/ Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World 
Sunday, June 23 and Thursday, June 27 at 2pm
Ben Colman, Assistant Curator
Included with Museum Admission

Allison Maletz, Another Monkey Climbing a Coconut Tree (2011), artist; ede else, A Basket of Apples (c. 1950), Florence Griswold Museum; Anni Albers, GR I (1970), Florence Griswold Museum


Photography Workshops for Adults
June 19-Landscapes
June 26-Macro Lens
Each $12 (members $10) (digital camera required)
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Back by popular demand. Craig Norton offers three 2-hour photography workshops for adults playing off the themes in the summer exhibition: portraits, landscapes, and things. Norton covers composition, lighting, and subject choice. Final images will be analyzed and discussed at the Museum.

Photography Workshop for Kids 
Saturday, June 22
$10 per student (members $8) (must have own digital camera)
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Craig Norton offers a 2-hour digital photography workshop for children playing off the themes in the summer exhibition: portraits, landscapes, and things. Norton covers composition, lighting, and more. Final images will be analyzed and discussed as part of the workshop.

Art*Bar Happy Hours

art bar happy hour Flowers That Wow! Simple Summer Bouquets with Sheila Wertheimer
Thursday, June 27
$25 (members $22)
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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.

art bar happy hour Polychroming Parasols
Thursday, July 17
$25 (members $22) 

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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.


Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
Florence Griswold Museum gardenSunday, June 23
Free access to gardens

Enjoy the Museum's grounds on this special state-wide celebration of historic gardens. See cthistoricgardens.org for information on all 14 garden sites.

At the Florence Griswold Museum, outdoor activities are free from 1-5pm. Visitors are invited to stroll through "Miss Florence's" historic gardens and watch members of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists as they work on paintings featuring models posed in the gardens and along the river. Painting materials will be supplied so that visitors can try their hand at creating their own masterpieces. Families can go on the new garden scavenger hunt. Museum admission applies to House and galleries.


Tell Connecticut Explored
What You Think!

Whether you are currently a subscriber or not, Connecticut Explored, the magazine of Connecticut history with which the Florence Griswold Museum partners, would like to know what you think about it's content. It only takes 5 minutes. Please respond by June 30, 2013. Thank you! to take survey...
June 7-16
Blooms with a View 
Blooms with a View
Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16

You never know what this group of talented designers will come up with! Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art in the Animal/Vegetable/Mineral   exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways. Included with Museum admission.

Saturday, June 15
Included with Museum Admission
Clay Day: Jewelry Inspired by the Garden
Join artist Melanie Goss for an afternoon of fashioning flower jewelry with clay. Make a necklace blooming with colorful beads and flower pendants.
Tie Dye
Sunday, June 16
Tee Shirts: $5; program included with Museum Admission
Father's Day Tie-Dye
Make a great shirt for yourself or a special Dad!
In The Shop 
Guy Wolff pot

 Guy Wolff Realizes

Childe Hassam's
Geranium Pot
Summer Evening 

This spring, the Museum commissioned master potter Guy Wolff of Bantam, Connecticut, to recreate the terra-cotta pot in Childe Hassam's Summer Evening. In the painting, the geranium echos the woman's domesticated role, their shared vitality confined to the interior. The simple yet elegant form in Hassam's painting is available in four sizes. These limited edition pots are stamped with the Museum's name as well as Guy Wolff's esteemed trademarks. A noted authority of early English and American ceramics as well as a craftsman, Wolff 's work will be celebrated in the upcoming publication, Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden. $24.95 (available for pre-order, July release date)

Call or stop by The Shop to order this limited edition pot or pre-order the book. 

Have you been to
Cafe Flo?  

hmmm Lobster BLT or Mediterranean Plate? Then there is the Vegetarian Black Bean Chili or Shrimp Bisque...decisions, decisions! Definitely the Lemon Mousse with Berries for dessert!
More menu options...
Fun News!  

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And the winner is... 

Congratulations to Thomas Gardella for winning the tote bag of goodies from The Shop. Thomas, please to arrange pick up of your bag.

Members enjoy
so much!
  • General admission  
  • 10% discount off  purchases in The Shop 
  • Discounts on programs, classes, events, and travel
  • Festive members-only exhibition openings
  • Subscription to member newsletter
  • monthly e-newsletter with advance notice of events
  • Welcoming reception for new members
  • Guest passes for Supporting and higher categories
  • Special Major Donor reception for Patron and higher categories 

And much more!


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