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    Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    Artistic holiday decorations at Florence Griswold Museum

    Why bother decorating your own house for the holidays, when you can go to the Florence Griswold Museum and see how it can be done artfully and gorgeously?

    Len Swec, New London: December, Sunset at the Barn, 2022, Acrylic on wood palette

    Palettes — painted by professional artists — hang from four towering trees inside the Krieble Gallery. Over at the museum’s Griswold House, mantels are decorated as if the Lyme Art Colony participants were competing to make the most impressive display.

    Vicky Cooley, Lyme: Home, 2022, Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper on wood palette

    And if you haven’t already bought your ticket for Miss Florence’s Teas, I have sad news: they’re sold out. Better luck next year.

    Lucia Loveless, Bristol: Home, 2022: The Florence Griswold House.

    “Holiday Magic,” through the end of the year, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, free to age 12 and under; visitors between Nov. 25 and Dec. 31 are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable donation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries; (860) 434-5542.

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