Calendar of Events

Jan
27
Sat
Bruce Museum: World War I Digitization Day @ Bruce Museum
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 — 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
brucemuseum.org  (203) 869-0376

World War I Digitization Day

Snow date: February 10

In conjunction with the exhibition Patriotic Persuasion, the Bruce Museum will host a World War I Digitization Day organized by the Connecticut State Library.

Connecticut residents are invited to bring in their photos, letters and other keepsakes from World War I for digitization. The digital images and stories collected at the events will be added to the State Library’s online archive and made freely accessible for public use.

Usually, visitors bringing their photos, letters, etc. will work with a digitization expert for about one hour. For more information, see: http://ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days/faq/

Digitization contributors and their families will receive free museum admission.

Apr
6
Fri
Symposium: Art of the Gesù – FUAM @ Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fairfield University Art Museum will host a symposium titled Art of the Gesù on April 6, 2018, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Barone Campus Center on the campus of Fairfield University.

Symposium Program:

  • “Girolamo Muziano, Scipione Pulzone, and the First Generation of Jesuit Art,” John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum
  • “Bernini, the Jesuit Artist?” Franco Mormando, Professor of Italian, Boston College
  • “Bernini’s Monument of Roberto Bellarmino,” Xavier Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York
  • “Baciccio, Bernini, Oliva and the Dome Fresco of the Gesù,” Steven Ostrow, Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota
  • “Giovanni Battista Gaulli and the ‘Adoration of the Most Holy Name’: Painting and Piety in Late Baroque Rome,” Christopher M. S. Johns, Norman L. And Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
  • “Joshua and the Jesuits,” Louise Rice, Professor of Art History, New York University
  • “Music and the Jesuit Centenary of 1639,” Frederick Hammond, Professor Emeritus, Bard College
  • Teatro sacro: The Work of Andrea Pozzo in the Gesù and Sant’Ignazio,” Andrew Horn, Teaching Fellow, History of Art, University of Edinburgh

Generous support for the symposium has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibitionThe Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.

Image: Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Painted Model for the Apse Fresco of the Gesù, 1690. Photo © Zeno Colantoni

May
5
Sat
2018 May Market, Home, Garden & Gourmet at HillStead @ Hill-Stead Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Farmington, CT – One of the Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations returns to Hill-Stead Museum on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

“Our Saturday-Sunday format will allow visitors plenty of time to get their Mother’s Day shopping done,” says Membership Manager Kirsten Fuchs. “Shop for Mom while finding fresh, fun updates for the patio, garden, kitchen and more. May Market’s two-day ticket and additional indoor spaces truly make this a rain or shine event.”

May Market features premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, live entertainment, children’s activities, gourmet food, demonstrations and open house tours of Hill-Stead’s Impressionist masterpieces! This annual benefit event supports Hill-Stead’s beautiful grounds, gardens and trails.

Special Features:

Hops & Vines, a Tasting in the Garden (21+ Event)

Your May Market admission includes a free tasting of some of Connecticut’s most popular and up-and-coming wineries, craft breweries and distilleries! This event is brought to us by Hill-Stead’s Impressionists Council, a group of young professionals who share a love of art, culture and philanthropy.

Theodate’s Gallery

A booth for art lovers, selling a variety of donated artwork at very attractive prices.

Shopping

May Market will host dozens of select “home, garden, and gourmet” exhibitors in a large festival tent on the west lawn and throughout the historic buildings and grounds.

Hill-Stead volunteers will offer their much-anticipated and fine selection of unique perennials sourced from leading local nurseries, Hill-Stead’s own Sunken Garden and gardening friends. Treasure hunters should be sure to visit Theodate’s Attic to enjoy a large selection of donated linens, artwork, glassware, gardening books, jewelry and more, while art lovers will enjoy browsing donated artwork at Theodate’s Gallery.

An additional climate-controlled, indoor venue, The Makeshift Theater, will showcase a limited number of premium exhibitors throughout the weekend. See beautiful bouquets, jewelry, artisan basketry, home furnishings, original art, Hill-Stead’s selection of children’s toys and more.

Family Time!

May Market offers a full schedule of children’s activities from 11am-3pm both days, including free Mother’s Day gift-making at Hill-Stead’s Education Station, scavenger hunts, a visit with Hill-Stead’s lambs, kid-friendly food and live music.

Live Demonstrations…TBA

Inside the Museum – Special Exhibition: Golfing at Hill-Stead

Tour the museum at your leisure and learn about the museum’s masterpieces with a printed program and Museum guides in each room to answer questions. Linger over famous paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Mary Cassatt. Art lovers and experts alike will delight in seeing these masterpieces in their beautifully appointed, historic setting.

A Benefit Event

May Market helps to support the museum’s 152 acres of beautiful gardens, grounds and trails. Underwritten by 2018 Presenting Sponsor, Simsbury Bank, and organized by the museum’s dedicated Hill-Steaders volunteers as a benefit event, May Market earned Yankee Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice – Top 20 Event” recognition in 2014 and 2015.

Tickets

Two-day admission tickets are $15 advance/on-line or $20 at the gate. (Children under 18 are FREE). For tickets and more information, visit www.hillstead.org.

Presenting Sponsor: Simsbury Bank

May
6
Sun
2018 May Market, Home, Garden & Gourmet at HillStead @ Hill-Stead Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Farmington, CT – One of the Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations returns to Hill-Stead Museum on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

“Our Saturday-Sunday format will allow visitors plenty of time to get their Mother’s Day shopping done,” says Membership Manager Kirsten Fuchs. “Shop for Mom while finding fresh, fun updates for the patio, garden, kitchen and more. May Market’s two-day ticket and additional indoor spaces truly make this a rain or shine event.”

May Market features premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, live entertainment, children’s activities, gourmet food, demonstrations and open house tours of Hill-Stead’s Impressionist masterpieces! This annual benefit event supports Hill-Stead’s beautiful grounds, gardens and trails.

Special Features:

Hops & Vines, a Tasting in the Garden (21+ Event)

Your May Market admission includes a free tasting of some of Connecticut’s most popular and up-and-coming wineries, craft breweries and distilleries! This event is brought to us by Hill-Stead’s Impressionists Council, a group of young professionals who share a love of art, culture and philanthropy.

Theodate’s Gallery

A booth for art lovers, selling a variety of donated artwork at very attractive prices.

Shopping

May Market will host dozens of select “home, garden, and gourmet” exhibitors in a large festival tent on the west lawn and throughout the historic buildings and grounds.

Hill-Stead volunteers will offer their much-anticipated and fine selection of unique perennials sourced from leading local nurseries, Hill-Stead’s own Sunken Garden and gardening friends. Treasure hunters should be sure to visit Theodate’s Attic to enjoy a large selection of donated linens, artwork, glassware, gardening books, jewelry and more, while art lovers will enjoy browsing donated artwork at Theodate’s Gallery.

An additional climate-controlled, indoor venue, The Makeshift Theater, will showcase a limited number of premium exhibitors throughout the weekend. See beautiful bouquets, jewelry, artisan basketry, home furnishings, original art, Hill-Stead’s selection of children’s toys and more.

Family Time!

May Market offers a full schedule of children’s activities from 11am-3pm both days, including free Mother’s Day gift-making at Hill-Stead’s Education Station, scavenger hunts, a visit with Hill-Stead’s lambs, kid-friendly food and live music.

Live Demonstrations…TBA

Inside the Museum – Special Exhibition: Golfing at Hill-Stead

Tour the museum at your leisure and learn about the museum’s masterpieces with a printed program and Museum guides in each room to answer questions. Linger over famous paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Mary Cassatt. Art lovers and experts alike will delight in seeing these masterpieces in their beautifully appointed, historic setting.

A Benefit Event

May Market helps to support the museum’s 152 acres of beautiful gardens, grounds and trails. Underwritten by 2018 Presenting Sponsor, Simsbury Bank, and organized by the museum’s dedicated Hill-Steaders volunteers as a benefit event, May Market earned Yankee Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice – Top 20 Event” recognition in 2014 and 2015.

Tickets

Two-day admission tickets are $15 advance/on-line or $20 at the gate. (Children under 18 are FREE). For tickets and more information, visit www.hillstead.org.

Presenting Sponsor: Simsbury Bank

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.