World Premiere Screening of 'The Artist's Garden' at The Kate March 16

World Premiere Screening of Exhibition on Screen’s The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism.  A March 16th Benefit for the Florence Griswold Museum and the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Old Saybrook, CT – The world premiere of Exhibition on Screen’s production of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism, featuring the Florence Griswold Museum is taking place at the Kate!   The 6:00pm March 16th event is a fundraising benefit for the Florence Griswold Museum and the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center celebrating FloGris and the Kate’s ongoing collaboration and partnership. 
For the Kate and the FloGris, the prospect of hosting the world premiere of the film is extra-exciting. “We were very proud of our partnership with The Kate, but had no idea that it would turn into something so spectacular,” states the Museum’s Director Jeff Andersen. “We can’t wait to share the film with local audiences before it is seen in theaters across the country.”  
Two years ago, Brett Elliott, Executive Director of The Kate, and Chuck Still, former Executive Director, approached David D.J. Rau, Director of Education and Outreach of the Florence Griswold Museum, about working together to show a series of films based on exhibitions from some of the world’s leading art museums. They had no idea that someday they would be hosting a world premiere of a film featuring the Museum! 
Brett Elliott shared, “the partnership with the Florence Griswold Museum has been a pleasure and ongoing high point for the Kate.  The Kate’s audiences have been very drawn to the Exhibition on Screen film series which has added great diversity to the Kate’s offerings. We are thrilled to host this world premiere and highlight the beauty within our partner the Florence Griswold Museum.”
Filmed on location at the Florence Griswold Museum, this production features curators Amy Kurtz Lansing and Jenny Parsons. It focuses on the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement organized by The Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts that was on view at the Florence Griswold Museum during the summer of 2016.
Join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate this high point of a three year long partnership between these two fantastic community organizations.  Taking place on March 16 at 6pm at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, the event features hors d’oeurves by River Tavern and cocktails before the viewing the film on the Kate’s big screen. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at ‪860-510-0453.
About Exhibition on Screen
Exhibition on Screen is based in Brighton, England. The company produces and distributes feature-length documentary films worldwide. For three seasons they have been providing viewers an armchair tour of exhibitions from the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Munch Museum and the National Gallery, Oslo, and the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, among others. The films go behind-the-scenes at the museums and provide an in-depth look at the artists and their work.
Producer & Creative Director Phil Grabsky has been making award winning documentaries for 30 years. He saw the interest generated by season three’s Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from the Royal Academy of the Arts in London and wanted to further explore the connection between art and gardening. The Florence Griswold Museum could provide that with its history as a boardinghouse for an artist colony, outstanding gardens, and last summer’s blockbuster exhibition The Artist’s Garden: Impressionism and the Garden Movement. Filmed in Old Lyme, as well as studios, gardens and locales in the United States, UK and France, the production is a feast for the eyes. The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism will be in more than 1,500 theaters in 50 countries starting March 21. Films by Exhibition on Screen have been called “mesmerizing” by the New York Post and “A Cinematic Event” by Vanity Fair, 
About the Florence Griswold Museum
The recipient of a Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence, the Florence Griswold Museum has been called “Giverny in Connecticut” by the Wall Street Journal, and a “must-see” by the Boston Globe. In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, the Museum features a gallery for changing art exhibitions, education and landscape centers, a restored artist’s studio, thirteen acres along the Lieutenant River, and extensive gardens. The Museum is located at ‪96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Visit for more information.
About the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911, the building is now listed on the   National Register of Historic Places.   After state of the art renovations, the center includes a 250-seat theatre that presents work in several genres including music, theater, opera, dance, comedy, film,  and a variety of Children’s programing.  The theater lobby encompasses a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident. For more information visit