Fairfield University’s class “French Art in the 19th century” is offering a unique opportunity for its students. These students will present brief gallery talks on an object of their research over the course of their semester to the public. Join us for this dynamic and fun opportunity to hear these budding museum professionals demonstrate their skills and knowledge. The students will present on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries. This event is presented in conjunction with Prints from the Age of Rodin (October 4 – December 21, 2019).
Prints from the Age of Rodin (October 4- December 21,2019), located in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries, features lithographs and etchings by Rodin’s contemporaries, ranging from views of the urban environment of Paris, to portraits of artists, writers, and thinkers, to theater playbills and advertisements. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as selected items on loan from the Jundt Art Museum of Gonzaga University, the exhibition includes works by Berthe Morisot, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Félix Vallotton that illuminate the rich cultural atmosphere of Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.