Calendar of Events

May
1
Tue
Bernini’s Rome: The Eternal Feast @ Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Charles Scribner, Art Historian and Author, will present a lecture titled Bernini’s Rome: The Eternal Feast on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Room in the Barone Campus Center at Fairfield University.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.

PARKING INFO:
Parking is available in the Kelley Parking Garage. If you enter campus through the gates at 1073 North Benson Road, the parking garage will be on the right before you reach the traffic circle. Barone Campus Center is next to the gym across the street from the parking garage.
Parking is also available in front of Bellarmine Hall.
View the campus map at www.fairfield.edu/directions/campusmap/ .

May
3
Thu
HISTORY BITES LECTURE SERIES: Bearing Bad News: A History of Waterbury’s Sign Post | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for HISTORY BITES LECTURE SERIES: Bearing Bad News: A History of Waterbury’s Sign Post. A controversy erupts in the summer of 2017 over an object on the Waterbury Green. This bizarre, metal-capped wooden pillar has stood on The Green for as long as anyone can remember. But what is it? Why is it there? Donald Dostie will explore what the history of the post–at times romanticized, vilified, and largely ignored–can tell us about how the city perceives itself and how we tell the story of our past. Bring your own bagged lunch. Cookies and lemonade provided.

Learn more about the history of Waterbury’s sign post here!

May
9
Wed
Café et Tartines: French Conversation Table | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Mattatuck staff member, Roxane Sanders, and meet fellow Francophones and culture lovers for French conversation and fun! Practice speaking and build your vocabulary in an informal setting while enjoying café et croissants. Contact Roxane for more info at x123 or email at roxane@mattmuseum.org.

May
13
Sun
Community Free Day | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dig into art and history and explore the Museum all day at no charge including changing exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Enjoy family-friendly activities at the Museum’s brand new ART CART on The Green.

Be sure to join us for a guided exhibition tour of Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan with the artist at noon followed by an opening reception for two new exhibitions from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The ART CART is funded by American Savings Foundation.

Opening Reception: FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO and Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO: Bienvenido a los puertorriqueños a nuestra comunidad and Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan.

FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO, organized by independent curator Ben Ortiz, uses contemporary Puerto Rican artwork, Santos figures, Taíno artifacts, historical postcards and videos of the island during and after Hurricane Maria, to explore sense of place, culture and the human experience of natural disasters. Among the artists presented are Nayda A. Cuevas, Rafael Ferrer, Wichie Torres, Connecticut’s Imna Arroyo and Waterbury’s own Ernesto Lopez. Approximately 200 picture postcards showings colorful images of Puerto Rico from 1890-1940 will be on view in the Monteiro Family Community Gallery, all from the collection of Cheshire resident, collector José Luis Rodriguez. //Organizada por curador independiente Ben Ortiz, esta exhibición usa arte contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, santos, artefactos taínos, tarjetas postales históricas y videos de la isla durante y después de Huracán María para explorar sentido de lugar, cultura y la experiencia humana de desastres naturales. Artistas presentados incluyen Imna Arroyo, Rafael Ferrer, Wichie Torres y Ernesto López, de Waterbury. Aproximadamente 200 tarjetas postales mostrando imágenes de Puerto Rico de 1890-1940 son presentadas en el Monteiro Family Community Gallery; todas son de la colección de José Luis Rodriguez, un residente de Cheshire.

Exhibition literature and labels will be displayed in Spanish and English. Supported in part through a gift from Brass Axe Capital to underwrite exhibitions in the Munger Room and a gift from Connecticut Humanities to support this special exhibition. Family programs supported in part by American Savings Foundation.Food provided by Milagro’s Spanish Restaurant.//La literatura y las etiquetas de la exposición se mostrarán en español e inglés. Apoyada en parte a través de una donación de Brass Axe Capital para apoyar exposiciones en el Munger Room y un donativo de Connecticut Humanities para apoyar esta exposición especial. Programas de familia apoyados en parte a través de American Savings Foundation. Comida provista por Milagro’s Spanish Restaurant.

Dressed in Shadow is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Joan Ryan. As the winner of the 2018 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Joan Ryan was selected for a solo show in The Lab. This Boston artist creates lushly colored paintings that are narratives about gender, race, violence and class. She is an Associate Professor of Drawing at the Art Institute at Lesley University and is affiliated with A.I.R. Gallery and The Drawing Center in New York, NY.

Supported in part through a gift from Raymond Learsy to underwrite exhibitions in The Lab.

Before the opening reception, join Joan Ryan for an artist talk at noon. Community Free Day will also be taking place all day!

May
17
Thu
Memories @ The MATT | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visitors are invited to participate in an engaging gallery tour and art activity developed for people with dementia and their caregivers. Complimentary lunch included. RSVP to Tina Hogan at thogan@alz.org or (860) 308-3458.

This collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter is supported in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Panel Discussion: Before and After Hurricane Maria | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The museum presents a Panel Discussion: Before and After Hurricane Maria en conjunction with FRAGILE HANDLE WITH CARE. A panel of speakers from the community will discuss the human experience before, during and after the hurricane and its impact on Puerto Rico and its people. Moderated by Victor Lopez, an Alderman for the City of Waterbury and Executive Director of The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc.

Exhibition literature and labels will be displayed in Spanish and English. Supported in part through a gift from Brass Axe Capital to underwrite exhibitions in the Munger Room and a gift from Connecticut Humanities to support this special exhibition. Family programs supported in part by American Savings Foundation.

May
19
Sat
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit us the third Saturday of each month for free! See the latest in contemporary art and participate in a family-friendly art-making workshop.

 

Family Workshop: Invention Convention

Join us for an afternoon of mixed-media exploration as we delve into the world of “what-ifs.” Pulling inspiration from Almost Everything on the Table, create your own inventions, prototypes, and blueprints for objects, tools, or machines that you wish we had in our world today!

 

May
20
Sun
Exhibition Openings and Reception at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate all new exhibitions at The Aldrich! Opening on May 20:

 

The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects a meta-group exhibition in five chapters, organized by five curators, including more than seventy artists. On view thorugh January 13, 2019. Chapter exhibitions include: Objects Like Us; Jessi Reaves: Kitchen Arrangement; On Edge; Almost Everything on the Table; and Handheld. Presented in conjunction with his eight-page project in the upcoming The Domestic Plane publication, is Richard McGuire: The Way There and Back. On view through January 13, 2019.

Analia Segal: contra la pared, a solo exhibition of ther artist’s recent work that expands Segal’s interrogation of the boundaries between art, design, and architecture. On view through September 23, 2018.

Hands-on family art making workshops will take place in The Studio throughout the afternoon.

Use a variety of fine art and found materials to make a tabletop sculpture inspired by the works in The Domestic Plane; design an intricately patterned masterpiece influenced by David Adamo’s chalk floor in Objects Like Us; and more!

 

Food for purchase will be available from Hapa, the popular Stamford, Connecticut-based food truck, serving American street food and Asian-Pacific cuisine.

 

Members, join the exhibiting artists and guest curators for a festive BBQ dinner immediately following the reception from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy down home fare from Ridgefield’s Hoodoo Brown BBQ and craft brews by Black Hog Brewing. $25 per person. To register, visit shop.aldrichart.org Space is limited so secure your spot today! Not a member? Join today at aldrichart.org/support.

May
23
Wed
Café et Tartines: French Conversation Table | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Mattatuck staff member, Roxane Sanders, and meet fellow Francophones and culture lovers for French conversation and fun! Practice speaking and build your vocabulary in an informal setting while enjoying café et croissants. Contact Roxane for more info at x123 or email at roxane@mattmuseum.org.