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
24
Wed
YUAG Gallery Talk, The Medium Is the Message: Printmaking Technology and Audience @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Rebecca Szantyr
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

Join exhibition curator Rebecca Szantyr, the former Florence B. Selden Senior Fellow, Department of Prints and Drawings, for a guided discussion in the exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries. Learn about how the various printmaking options available to artists in different centuries impacted the reception and viewership for their work.

Space is limited.

Open to:
General Public
Oct
25
Thu
Opening Lecture: Collateral Damage – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez will present a lecture on the opening night of the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage on October 25 at 5 p.m. in the Quick Center for the Arts’ Kelley Theatre. The exhibition will be on view in the Walsh Gallery through December 15, 2018.

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, Hiraeth, 2017. Plaster, paint, rusted metal, found objects, rigid foam. 60 x 32 x 17 inches© Mohamad Hafez.

hiraeth (n.): a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past

YUAG Lecture, Ascent of Images: Mapping Time at the Amadiya Akropolis @ Loria Center
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Zainab Bahrani
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York, delivers the keynote lecture for Border Crossing: Historians of Islamic Art Association 2018 Biennial Symposium. In this lecture, Bahrani explores an image world that is both ancient and Islamic, arguing that Mesopotamian images were purposely integrated into the Zengid Akropolis of Amadiya in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, collapsing temporal boundaries. Introducing the “Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments” project, which she began in 2013 and upon which this work depends, Bahrani maintains that the continuing presence of the past is distinctive of, and inspired by, the richly multitemporal landscape of the region of northern Mesopotamia.

Note: This lecture will be held at the Loria Center, 190 York Street, Room 250.

Open to:
General Public
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
26
Fri
YUAG Lecture, What’s So Funny? @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
David Sipress
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:30 pm

David Sipress is a staff cartoonist for the New Yorker who has published over 600 drawings in the magazine. In this lecture, David discusses his creative process and how cartoons combine words and images to make us think as well as laugh. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries.

Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Open to:
General Public
Oct
30
Tue
Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – FUAM @ DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multi-Media Room
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Tuesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in the Multimedia Room of the Dimenna-Nyselius Library.

About the film (from forkfilms.net):

Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk (September 14-December 14, 2018)

Image: Liberian women demonstrate at the American Embassy in Monrovia at the height of the civil war in July 2003. Photo Credit: Pewee Flomoku

Oct
31
Wed
YUAG Conversation, Artist and Master Printer @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Kiki Smith and Craig Zammiello
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:30 pm

For artist Kiki Smith, printmaking has been one of the few constants in her multidisciplinary and experimental body of work. One of Smith’s longest and most fruitful partnerships in her career has been her nearly 30-year association with master printer Craig Zammiello. Artist and master printer join forces once again at the Gallery in conversation about many of their past print collaborations—a number of which are in the Gallery’s collection.

Space is limited.

Open to:
General Public