On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Florence Griswold Museum will be filled with high spirited partygoers during its 28th Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner Dance. This year’s theme, An Evening in the Country hints of the casual elegance that surrounded the parties given by the artists of the Lyme Art Colony. All proceeds directly support the Museum’s education and outreach programs on Connecticut’s art, history, and landscape. The evening features cocktails, live and silent auctions, a seated dinner prepared by Jonathan Rapp and River Tavern of Chester, and music by the Shiny Lapel Trio.
The Auction will begin at 6pm and will feature 140 outstanding treasures including extraordinary paintings and drawings from regionally and nationally known artists, a variety of jewelry and decorative objects, and very special trips and services. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org. For more information, contact Sarah at 860-434-5542, ext. 122. Tickets will start at $150.
The Florence Griswold Museum gratefully appreciates Webster Bank and Connecticut Light & Power for their support of the Auction Benefit.
Located on an 11-acre site in the historic village of Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American Impressionism. In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, where the artists of the Lyme Art Colony lived, the Museum features a modern exhibition gallery, education center, a new landscape center, extensive gardens, and a restored artist’s studio. The Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, exit 70 off I-95 and is open year round Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 5pm.