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Jeff Andersen BA ’75

  • 01/17/2020

    Jeff Andersen BA ’75 retired in February 2018 after 41 years as founding director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Known as the “Home of American Impressionism,” the museum is an accredited art museum that features historic properties centered on its former role as an artist colony as well as modern galleries on 11 riverfront acres near the mouth of the Connecticut River (find out more at www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org). Still active professionally, Andersen is currently serving as chair of the executive committee for the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In this role, he helps to oversee the development of a thriving coalition of more than 40 museums all around the country that were the homes and working studios of American artists. The program is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made in America. He and his wife, Maureen McCabe, the Joanne Toor Cummings ’50 Emeritus Professor of Studio Art at Connecticut College, have enjoyed immersive cultural travel to both Japan and Peru.