An Introduction to Impressionism

Ernest Lawson Untitled c. 1900

What is Impressionism ? Impressionism is an art movement that began in France in the late 1800’s. It is also the art style most associated with the Cos Cob art colony. Impressionism is a style of painting in which artists did not paint something that looked exactly like what they saw in real life, but … 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

Curator Happy Hour

Join us for a virtual tour of our latest exhibition, Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob. Curator Maggie Dimock will lead the tour through the gallery highlighting key pieces from the Historical Society’s collection and themes relating to the Cos Cob art colony and the industrial Cos Cob Lower Landing … Read more

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