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    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    The ‘Magic’ of the season at the Florence Griswold Museum

    The Florence Griswold Museum celebrates the season. (Courtesy of the Florence Griswold Museum)
    The Florence Griswold Museum celebrates the season. (Courtesy of the Florence Griswold Museum)
    The Florence Griswold Museum celebrates the season. (Courtesy of the Florence Griswold Museum)
    Two-sided palette by Kate Avery of East Hampton, featuring this front, “Storm in Mystic, CT,” 2023, Oil on gesso-primed wood palette, and ...
    ... and, on the back, Dreamworks “Trolls!”
    Robert W. Pillsbury of Wakefield, RI“Stroll Along the Lieutenant River,” 2023Encaustic with beeswax, damar resin, and pigments on wood palette

    The Florence Griswold Museum shows off the art of the holidays with “Holiday Magic,” which runs through Dec. 31.

    In the midst of the exhibition “Abandon in Place: The Worlds of Anna Audette” in the Krieble Gallery are five Christmas trees bedecked with palettes painted with creative designs by artists.

    The Griswold House, meanwhile, is also decorated with themed trees. Among them: a Scandinavian Christmas designed by the museum’s director of development, Matt Strekel, and a floral tree inspired by the museum’s gardens by interior designer Stacey Danielson.

    The museum asks that visitors consider bringing non-perishable food and hygiene items to be donated to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries.

    And there are still some Miss Florence’s Teas sessions still open, so sign up before they sell out. They cost $45.

    The Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; admission $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, free to kids 12 and younger; (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org.

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