About

Opening September for the 2021-2022 season.
The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education-oriented exhibition space that presents art in all mediums from a wide range of periods, visions and techniques. The Gallery Committee, comprised of over 50 volunteers (if interested in volunteering see Membership on our website.)
Curating 5 – 6 exhibits per year from September to June. Each exhibition features an opening reception and related events. The Gallery attracts close to 10,000 visitors annually.

MISSION

Flinn Gallery enriches the Greenwich Library community and the public at large by presenting a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and related programs.

Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library, c1935
Greenwich Library, c1935

HISTORY

1928:

In 1928, librarian Isabelle Hurlbutt secured space and funding for a group of local professional artists (Greenwich Society of Artists) to establish a gallery in the original Greenwich Library on Greenwich Avenue, the current site of Saks Fifth Avenue.

1960:

In 1960, the library moved to its present location on West Putnam Avenue, the former site of the Franklin Simon women’s apparel store and was named the Hurlbutt Gallery, in honor of its visionary founder, Isabelle Hurlbutt.

Hurlbutt Gallery, c1962
Hurlbutt Gallery, c1962
Cesar Pelli, Greenwich Library c2000
Cesar Pelli, Greenwich Library c2000

1999:

In 1999 the library was re-designed by architect Cesar PelliThe state-of-the art gallery moved to its current location on the 2nd floor of the Peterson Wing and renamed the Flinn Gallery in honor of Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn, The inaugural exhibit was Molly and Walter Bareiss – Sixty Years of Collecting.