Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: El Greco, The Holy Family




Join us for an in-person discussion of El Greco’s The Holy Family, ca. 1595-1600, which is part of our temporary exhibition, Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting. Bring your questions and observations to the Bellarmine Hall Galleries!

Space is limited! Please register on our Eventbrite page prior to the event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-in-focus-el-greco-the-holy-family-ca-1595-1600-tickets-337471665837

 

Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the Virtual Art in Focus on Thursday, September 22 at 12 p.m., click here!

 

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/