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Flo Gris hosts Free Day

Published May 01. 2014 4:00AM

The Florence Griswold Museum opens its doors Saturday for its annual Free Day.

What does that mean to you? Exactly what is sounds like: you get into the vaunted museum - for free.

(The usual admission, by the way, is $10 for adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, and free to ages 12 and under.)

On this particular Free Day, visitors can enjoy the exhibitions, play gallery games, make art, and stroll the gorgeous grounds along the Lieutenant River.

In the current exhibition "Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut," folks can take a look at the artist's 1916 painting "The Orchard," which shows an orchard that used to be on the museum site.

On view, too, is the exhibition "Lyme Artists Abroad," which showcases work by Lyme painters that reflect the influences and styles they absorbed while travelling overseas.

Free Day's hands-on crafts run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April's Balloon Creations whip up balloon figures from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Everyone, too, can stop by the Griswold House, where Lyme Art Colony members painted scenes right onto the boarding house's doors and wall panels.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

Free Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme; free; (860) 434-5542.

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