Calendar of Events

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
4
Sun
Erika Doss, Ph.D. presents Uccello Lecture on Monuments and Memorials @ Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), will deliver the second of two Vincenza Uccello Fine Art Lectures at the University of Saint Joseph.  This lecture on Monuments and Memorials is being presented in conjunction with the Art Museum, USJ’s exhibition In Memoriam: Commemorative Works by Contemporary Artists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860.231.5743 or email roakley@usj.edu.

Nov
6
Tue
Film Screening: Human Flow (2017) with Film Professor Dr. Patrick Brooks – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a film screening of Human Flow (2017) on Tuesday, November 6, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Kelley Theatre. Directed by Ai Weiwei, written by Chin Chin Yap, Tim Finch, and Boris Cheshirkov. Film Professor Dr. Patrick Brooks will facilitate conversation following the screening.

Donations will be accepted at the door for CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants) and JUHAN (Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network).

About the film (from humanflow.com):

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Presented in partnership with the Film, Television and Media Arts Program, JUHAN and CIRI

Nov
13
Tue
Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis – FUAM @ Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room
Nov 13 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis comprised of two panels in the Dogwood Room of the Barone Campus Center on Tuesday, November 13 from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Panel 1: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Impact of Politics on Humanitarian Action

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Assistant Professor of History at Fairfield University
  • Charles MacCormack, former President of Save the Children
  • Firas Kayal, UNHCR Sr. Policy Adviser
  • Artist Mohamad Hafez

Panel 2: The Global Refugee Crisis and the Definition of “Refugee” – Refugees and Cultural Integration

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alfred Babo
  • Dr. Terry Ann Jones
  • Claudia Connor, JD, President and CEO, CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants)

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

 

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/ .

Nov
14
Wed
Sudanese-American Coffee Ceremony – FUAM
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us in viewing a Sudanese-American Coffee Ceremony as representatives of the Sudanese-American House in New Britain, CT demonstrate how to prepare and serve traditional Sudanese coffee. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center on the campus of Fairfield University.

Presented in partnership with the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Arabic Studies Program, in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

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/ .

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

Nov
27
Tue
Lecture: The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dr. Roberto Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Avery Library, Columbia University Libraries, will present a lecture titled The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall on Tuesday, November 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Image (detail): Votive Stele, Dedicated by Monk Zhilang, China, Eastern Wei Dynasty, Dated 548. Limestone with traces of pigment. Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, Sackler Collections (S270).