Calendar of Events

Apr
24
Tue
Lecture Series: Going for Baroque (Fiona Garland) – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum Classroom
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The term “Baroque” was first used by critics who saw 17th-century art and architecture as a bizarre offshoot of the Renaissance—a style they considered too flamboyant and ostentatious. Today, however, we clamor to see Caravaggio’s paintings and swoon in front of Bernini’s sculptures. Join Fiona Garland for this three-part lecture series, Going for Baroque: Art in Rome in the Age of Bernini and Caravaggio, where we will dive into the theatricality and sensuality of the Roman Baroque, and explore its religious spirituality and asceticism. Together we will experience the sheer exuberance that makes Baroque art so compelling!

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. April 24, May 1, May 8, 2018

May
1
Tue
Lecture Series: Going for Baroque (Fiona Garland) – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum Classroom
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The term “Baroque” was first used by critics who saw 17th-century art and architecture as a bizarre offshoot of the Renaissance—a style they considered too flamboyant and ostentatious. Today, however, we clamor to see Caravaggio’s paintings and swoon in front of Bernini’s sculptures. Join Fiona Garland for this three-part lecture series, Going for Baroque: Art in Rome in the Age of Bernini and Caravaggio, where we will dive into the theatricality and sensuality of the Roman Baroque, and explore its religious spirituality and asceticism. Together we will experience the sheer exuberance that makes Baroque art so compelling!

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. April 24, May 1, May 8, 2018

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
8
Tue
Lecture Series: Going for Baroque (Fiona Garland) – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum Classroom
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The term “Baroque” was first used by critics who saw 17th-century art and architecture as a bizarre offshoot of the Renaissance—a style they considered too flamboyant and ostentatious. Today, however, we clamor to see Caravaggio’s paintings and swoon in front of Bernini’s sculptures. Join Fiona Garland for this three-part lecture series, Going for Baroque: Art in Rome in the Age of Bernini and Caravaggio, where we will dive into the theatricality and sensuality of the Roman Baroque, and explore its religious spirituality and asceticism. Together we will experience the sheer exuberance that makes Baroque art so compelling!

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. April 24, May 1, May 8, 2018

History Talk: Mark Twain and the American Presidents | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mark Twain’s frank observations about the American culture in the Gilded Age often ring true today. Corruption, national identity, the power of big business, and America’s global role were just as contested then as they are now. Mallory Howard and Jason Scappaticci from the Mark Twain House in Hartford share how his funny, insightful observations about the presidents of his day apply readily to the modern presidency.

May
13
Sun
Guided Artist Talk with Joan Ryan | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a Guided Artist Talk with Joan Ryan, previewing her new exhibition Dressed in Shadow: Joan RyanAn opening reception from 1:00-3:00 p.m. will follow the talk.

As the winner of the 2018 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Joan Ryan was selected for a solo show. This Boston artist creates 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.

May
17
Thu
Art in Focus: Giov. Batt. Gaulli, Painted Model for the Apse of the Gesù – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On May 17, we’ll be looking at this unusual three-dimensional painted model by Gaulli for the apse fresco in the church of the Gesù in Rome. This extraordinary object comes to us on loan from the church itself for the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age (February 2 – May 19, 2018).

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image: Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Painted Model for the Apse Fresco of the Gesù, 1690. Oil on paper, laid down on wood. Church of the Gesù, Rome (museum). Photo © Zeno Colantoni.

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
31
Thu
Art Making for Social Change @ Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Thursday, May 31, the opening night for the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists will begin at 5 p.m. with a panel discussion, Art Making for Social Change, moderated by Helen Klisser During, co-founder and Artistic Director of #UNLOAD, in the Wien Experimental Theatre in the Quick Center for the Arts.

Panel of exhibition artists includes:

  • Exhibition organizer, gallerist and artist Jonathan Ferrara
  • Margaret Evangeline
  • Bradley McCallum
  • Paul Villinski

The panel discussion will be directly followed by the opening reception and viewing of the exhibition.

Image (detail) © Generic Art Solutions, courtesy of the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery