Fairfield University Art Museum

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The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) encompasses galleries devoted to the permanent collection and focused, rotating exhibitions in Bellarmine Hall, and the Walsh Gallery for special exhibitions in the Quick Center for the Arts. It is an essential academic and cultural resource that brings art to the students, faculty and staff of Fairfield University and to the residents of Fairfield County and beyond. The museum celebrates the highest forms of human creativity and offers rich opportunities to its visitors for meaningful, first-hand experience of original works of art, while championing the unique historical resonance that attaches to every object. The small but choice permanent collection features European and American paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, as well as a group of Asian, African and Pre-Columbian objects. This is augmented by antiquities and medieval objects on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Penn Museum, and the American Numismatic Society, and select European paintings and objects borrowed from private collectors. Complementing the permanent collection, a robust and varied exhibition program showcases works of art in all media from a broad swathe of time periods and world cultures, ancient to contemporary. FUAM expressly undertakes to make art accessible to underserved populations through outreach, free admission, and free public programs, and to partner with local schools and cultural institutions to foster engagement in the arts for all audiences.