Social & Solitary: Reflections on Art, Isolation, and Renewal, an exhibition of historic and contemporary works from the Museum’s collection, reflects on what our world has faced over the past year. In the days of the Lyme Art Colony and now, our buildings and landscape have been spaces for social and solitary contemplation.
The global crisis caused by the coronavirus spurred many changes in our society, including the sudden redefinition of the meanings of being social, solitary, and both at once. This exhibition invites contemplation of the ways in which we have changed how we interact with each other, the world, and with art. The Museum hopes visitors will use the exhibition, our gardens, and grounds as a space to contemplate, process, and perhaps begin to heal.
Image: Harry L. Hoffman, Harvest Moon Walk, ca. 1912. Oil on canvas, Florence Griswold Museum, Anonymous gift.