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An Introduction to Impressionism

Ernest Lawson Untitled c. 1900

What is Impressionism? Impressionism is an art movement that began in France in the late 1800s. It is also the art style most associated with the Cos Cob art colony. Impressionism is a style of painting in which artists painted an image that expressed their “impression” of something instead of what they saw in real … Read more

From the Archives: Letters from Childe Hassam

Childe Hasssam portrait

The Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob (January 16-March 28, 2021) focuses on the Cos Cob Lower Landing during the period of the Cos Cob art colony. The exhibition uses numerous items from the Historical Society’s archival and museum collections to bring this period to life, … Read more

Hassam in Cos Cob

Hassam The Goldfish Window

Childe Hassam’s first trip to Greenwich, Connecticut probably took place in 1894 when he paid a visit to his friend, artist John Henry Twachtman, who purchased a house in the town in 1890. Through Twachtman, Hassam came to know the Holley family, and beginning in 1896 he made nearly annual trips to stay in their … Read more

Greenwich Historical Society and Historic Properties of Greenwich Strike Partnership to Permanently Protect Town’s Fast Disappearing Architectural Heritage

Alliance Kicks Off with Seminar on Economic Benefits of Historic Property Protection “This is one of the most important initiatives for Greenwich to embrace. Our heritage dating to 1640 is an incalculable asset that we need to protect and celebrate if we are to continue to be one of America’s most desirable places to live.” … Read more

Curator Happy Hour

Bring your own happy hour beverage of choice and join us for a virtual curator’s gallery talk focused on the Greenwich Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob. Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Maggie Dimock will lead participants on an illustrated dive into the exhibition, highlighting key … Read more