Calendar of Events

Aug
3
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Aug 3 – Oct 21 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Aug
10
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Aug 10 – Oct 28 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Oct
20
Sat
Family Day: Arts of Liberia – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, SmART classroom
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, October 20, for Family Day: Arts of Liberia. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.

Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.

Image: Gio/Dan, Xylophone, 1933 or earlier; collected by Alfred J. Tulk in Liberia, 1932-33. Wood, gourd, fiber, and cotton. Private collection.

Oct
25
Thu
Opening Reception for Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage will be on view in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the arts from October 26 – December 15, 2018; an Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery and Quick Center Lobby. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Expressing the internal juxtaposition of East and West, Hafez’ art reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint, and scrap metal. Drawing on his architectural training, Hafez creates surrealistic Middle Eastern streetscapes that are architectural in their appearance yet politically charged in content. This exhibition will feature a selection of Hafez’ work across multiple projects, including several pieces from his most recent series, Unpacked: Refugee Baggage. For this project, Hafez worked with Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Bahr to re-create rooms, homes, buildings, and landscapes that have suffered the ravages of war, embedding within them the voices and stories of real people – from Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, Iraq, and Sudan – who have escaped those same rooms and buildings to build a new life in America.

Image (detail): Mohamad Hafez, Baggage # 3, 2016. Plaster, paint, antique suitcase, found objects, rusted metal, wood, Persian carpet, dried plants. 24 x 12 x 8 inches.

Oct
31
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

Nov
1
Thu
Day of the Dead Altar: A community project led by artist Yolanda Vásquez Petrocelli @ Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph
Nov 1 – Nov 4 all-day

Join us in creating elements for a community altar to memorialize family and friends. November 1-3, participate in free workshops for families, students, and the community (pre-registration required). On November 4, join us from 2-4 p.m. for a reception and viewing of the final altar. For information and registration contact Rochelle Oakley at 860.231.5743 or roakley@usj.edu.

Nov
3
Sat
Family Day at the Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph @ Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

¡Bienvenida a las familias! Don’t miss this afternoon of Art Museum-based games and activities plus a Day of the Dead Altar workshop with artist Yolanda Vásquez Petrocelli. Family Day, planned in collaboration with the University’s School for Young Children, features activities for children of pre-school age and older. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rochelle Oakley at 860.231.5743 or roakley@usj.edu.

Silent Movie Night at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Silent Movie Night at Hill-Stead

Saturday, November 3rd, 6-8pm

Makeshift Theater

When Theodate was in residence, she often welcomed the community to take part in movie nights. We’ll return to that special time before movies had sound and accompanying music was provided by the local piano player.

This family-friendly evening will be hosted by silent film historian and pianist Donald Sosin and his musical actress wife Joanna Seaton, and feature short films by the classic duo of Laurel & Hardy. Your ticket includes a slice of pizza, popcorn and a beverage!

Tickets:  Members $15; non-members $20

Children aged 6 and under are free.

Nov
4
Sun
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities!

  • Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 p.m.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October.
  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 p.m.  Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.
Nov
17
Sat
Family Day: Life in Ancient Greece – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, SmART classroom
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, November 17, for Family Day: Life in Ancient Greece. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.

Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.

Image: Kyathos Fragment, Greek, 540-500 BCE. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898