Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

June 1 through September 8, 2024 In 2024 the world will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the first independent exhibition of the French Impressionists, marking 150 years since the “Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, etc.” opened in Paris on April 15, 1874. The Museum’s permanent collection contains many treasures through which to tell the story of Impressionism, how it traveled across the ocean, and how audience reactions shifted over time. Impressionism 150 will locate the role of Connecticut artists and settings in this narrative. For more information

$5 – $15

Artists and Photographers Welcome at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

June 5 - August 28, 2024 Beginning Wednesday, June 5 and continuing through August 28, Hollister House Garden welcomes artists and photographers to come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light. Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission $10 per person. For more information

$10

The Lyme Art Association: Expanding Visions

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

June 7 – July 18, 2024 Hudson Valley Art Association (HVAA) Guest Exhibition | About: HVAA Expanding Visions: Traditional & Beyond Open to all members Hope is a Thing with Feathers – Young Artists Exhibition Young Artists Info Page & Prospectus For more information

Robert Cronin, Serious Paintings at David M. Hunt Library

David M. Hunt Library 63 Main Street, Falls Village

Opening with a reception on Saturday, June 15, 5-7 PM,  on display through July 12. Cronin recently said, “During most of my career, since I majored in painting at RISD, I have worked within the process of adding and subtracting in order to reach a situation that feels like it has arrived on its own–an intelligent but feeling situation of implication that is visibly and wonderfully believable.” The artist will also give an art talk on Thursday, June 27 at 5:30PM.  A selection of Mr. Cronin’s figurative paintings is currently on display in the library’s Art in the Stacks exhibit area. For more information 

Paint the Town Plein Air Painting, Cocktail Party & Art Sale: The Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Plein Air Painting – Dawn to Dusk Cocktail Party & Art Sale – 5:00 – 7:00 pm Lyme Art Association Members are invited to participate in a day of outdoor plein air painting around Lyme & Old Lyme, and to attend a cocktail party and an art sale of their painted pieces created that day. After painting the day away, artists and the community are invited to the Lyme Art Association galleries for a cocktail party with live music and hors d’oeuvres and a sale of the artwork painted that very day en plein air. All net proceeds (after the artist’s share) go to support the programs and exhibits of the Lyme Art Association. Rain date: Sunday, June 23. For more information

$10 – $30

FAMILY DAY at The Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

From 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, July 13th, join us for Family Day on the lawns of Lyme Art Association for fun & creative art and outdoor activities for kids & families. More details coming soon. Below is a list of the fun activities from last year’s Family Day. 2023’s Family Day Activities Included: Tripledale Farm‘s Petting Zoo Plein Air Painting Food Live Music from Sue Mead & Woody (John Wood) Art Activities for kids & adults provided by PARJE (Public Art Racial Justice Education) Face Painting Pop-up Art Library Young Artist Exhibition Awards Ceremony Calling Young Artists (ages 5 – 18): Sign-up to enter the Hope Is A Thing With Feathers Show, which will be on view from June 7 – July 18, 2024.  Click here for more information and to sign up. For more information

$10 – $30

Color by Nature: Solo Exhibition by Diana Rogers at Essex Meadows Art Gallery

Essex Meadows Art Gallery 30 Bokum Road, Essex

July 19 – September 15, 2024 Colorscape paintings by Diana Rogers are featured in the Color by Nature solo art exhibition hosted by the Essex Meadows Art Gallery in Essex, CT. The opening reception is on Friday, July 19 from 5pm – 6pm and includes refreshments. Works in the exhibit explore the richness of nature's palette. Rogers uses a color-forward approach to translate the landscape into expressive paintings. “Works in the exhibit celebrate the joy that color adds to our lives and tell the story of special places in nature in Connecticut,” said artist Diana Rogers. The exhibit is on view from July 19 through September 15. Diana Rogers is a Connecticut-based artist who makes lively abstract paintings of New England’s diverse landscapes and waterways. She uses her visual voice to honor nature and the special places that need our protection in this time of climate change. The gallery is in the Essex Meadows community at 30 Bokum Road in Essex, CT. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dianarogersfineart.com.

Thrifted Art Speed Date Painting

The Mix 277 Main Street, East Lyme

Bring a date, friend or a group and start with a thrifted painting that gets rotated every 15 minutes and leave with a fun and bizarre piece. For more information

$39

Leon Golub at Hauser & Wirth NYC

Hauser & Wirth 542 W 22nd St, NYC, NY

5 SEPTEMBER – 19 OCTOBER Et In Arcadia Ego takes the work of Leon Golub (1922-2004) as a starting point to consider artists’ approaches to conflict and uncertainty. Conceived by Rashid Johnson, it consists of a solo show of Golub’s work from the early 1950s through to the late 1990s on the fifth floor of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery and a group exhibition, including Golub, on the second floor. For more information Thursday 10 AM–6 PM Friday 10 AM–6 PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday 10 AM–6 PM Tuesday 10 AM–6 PM Wednesday 10 AM–6 PM