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“Object Lessons” at the Florence Griswold Museum: Diverse American artworks from Princeton University find common ground

Contributed by Emma Flaherty / George Washington, George Inness, Georgia O’Keeffe—oh my! A diversity of subjects and artists hang in close juxtaposition inside the special exhibition galleries at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT, this summer. Bright colors—royal purple, Princetonian orange, and an inviting teal—convey the excitement that the curators intend these object-partnerships to provoke. Object Lessons in American Art: Selections from the Princeton University Art Museum, on view through September 10, features four centuries of artworks, merging a broad range of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper with utilitarian objects, such as baskets and pottery.

Museum Exhibitions

Dana Sherwood’s wildness and domesticity

Contributed by Kari Adelaide / Dana Sherwood’s exhibition “Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness,” on view at the Florence Griswold Museum, embraces domesticity and wildness, method and chaos, human and animal, the ordinary and the magic. Captured in night-vision infrared, Sherwood’s work turns on her appreciation of nature and fantasy alike and her generosity towards the fauna we live with.  

Museum Exhibitions

Peter Halley: Hyperreal

Contributed by Sharon Butler / When I stopped by the Florence Griswold Museum during a snowstorm in mid-March to see Peter Halley‘s retrospective, the glowing neon color and interlocking geometric forms — what he has called cells, prisons (that is, rectangular sets of prison bars), and conduits — had transformed […]