Founded in 1981 and located in the heart of historic Old Lyme, the Cooley Gallery specializes in fine American
paintings from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and
select contemporary artists. Our mission is to find and exhibit exceptional works by both renowned and lesser known artists, in the process contributing to a greater appreciation of American art among connoisseurs and collectors alike. Exhibits are held year-round in our four brightly-lit gallery rooms housed within a deceptively large early 19th-century carriage building.