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Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds

Features 66 contemporary art sculptural works by Gilbert Boro and visiting artists on 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds adjacent to the Lieutenant River. Studio 80 is his personal workspace.

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Studio 80 + Sculpture is situated on 4.5 acres on the Lieutenant River in the historic district of Old Lyme, Connecticut. A center for the arts in Connecticut, and the birthplace of American Impressionism, Old Lyme is now also a center for abstract sculptural works from Studio 80.

Located next door to the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, where realistic figurative painting and sculpture are taught, Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds embraces the other traditional fine art establishments within this town while stepping "outside the box" to create and display abstract sculptural works inspired by nature.

Studio 80 is the personal working space of sculptor Gilbert V. Boro. The 3,500 square foot building was designed by Boro to complement the architectural design of the Lyme Art Academy. Complete with a loft exhibition gallery, the studio is not to be missed.

Gilbert V. Boro is a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He was born in New York City and has been involved in the arts since his youth. He has had a distinguished career, spanning more than 40 years. Boro has received two traveling fellowships and had many visiting teaching positions, and has invested much of his time in non-profit arts groups.

Mr. Boro's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and purchased by individuals, corporations and foundations throughout the United States and in Europe.

Studio + Sculpture Grounds is a peaceful, shaded retreat at any time of the year.

Hours: Studio 80 is open to the public by appointment only. Meet the sculptor and learn about his work.  Large and small scale pieces are on display in the gallery.

Sculpture Grounds are open to the public Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children welcome. Admission is free.

Tour time: 1-2 hours


Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Parking, Self-guided tours


Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Guided Group Tours

Dates of Operation: Sculpture Grounds: Mon.-Sun. 9-5. Studio 80: by appt. only.



80-1 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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