Calendar of Events

Feb
26
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Feb
28
Wed
Lecture: “William Kentridge: Universal Archive” – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Judy Hecker, Director of IPCNY (International Print Center New York), will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition William Kentridge: Universal Archive on Wednesday, February 28, at 5 p.m. in the Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts. Prior to joining IPCNY in 2016, Hecker was Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she co-organized MoMA’s presentation of William Kentridge: Five Themes (2010) andcollaborated with Kentridge on an artist’s book/catalogue focused on his printmaking.The opening reception for the exhibition will directly follow this lecture.

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

Mar
5
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Mar
6
Tue
Inside the 17th-century Gesù: Jesuit History, Saints, Theology, and Science – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dr. Evonne Levy, Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art, University of Toronto, will present a lecture titled Inside the 17th-century Gesù: Jesuit History, Saints, Theology, and Science on Tuesday, March 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.

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

Image: Giovanni Battista Gaulli, The Adoration of the Lamb (Modello for the Apse Fresco in the Gesù, Rome) (detail), ca. 1680. Copyright the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Mar
27
Tue
A Drawing Party – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and SmART Classroom
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the museum! Visit the museum on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. to sketch in the gallery inspired by the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age or create still lifes in the classroom studio.

Drawing supplies and refreshments will be provided.

The event is presented in partnership with The Arts Club and conjunction with the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.

Image: Carlo Maratti, Apotheosis of Saint Francis Xavier (detail), ca. 1674-79. The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY

Apr
5
Thu
Lecture: The Jesuits and the Arts – FUAM @ Dolan School of Business, Dining Room
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

John O’Malley, S.J., University Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University, will present a keynote address, The Jesuits and the Arts: How and Why It Happened, on April 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room for the symposium Art of the Gesù.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age and related symposium.

Image: Detail from the façade of the church of the Gesù, Rome.

Apr
19
Thu
Art in Focus: Chasuble of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Apr 19 @ 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 April 19, we’ll be looking at the exquisite embroidered chasuble, or liturgical vestment, belonging to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, patron of the church of the Gesù in Rome. This extraordinary object comes to us on loan from the church 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: Chasuble of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (detail), ca. 1575-1589. Silk embroidered with gold, silver and silk threads. Church of the Gesù, Rome (museum). Photo © Zeno Colantoni.

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

Lecture: Bernini’s Rome: The Eternal Feast – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board 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 Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.

Image: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Monument to Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, 1623-24. Church of the Gesù, Rome. Photo © Zeno Colantoni.