Calendar of Events

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.

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.

Nov
12
Mon
Arabic Calligraphy Workshop – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an Arabic Calligraphy workshop led by Faraz Khan, an American Islamic calligrapher and 2015 artist-in-residence at the Arts Council of Princeton University on Monday, November 12 from 7 – 9:00 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery. Materials and instruction provided.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage.

Nov
14
Wed
“Learn Arabic in 30 Minutes!” – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Members of Fairfield’s Arabic Language Club will offer a fun introductory language lesson—learn basic greetings, introductions, and more! Join us on Wednesday, November 14 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

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

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