Calendar of Events

Sep
21
Mon
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Sep 21 2020 – May 9 2021 all-day

Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s (b. 1936) work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape amidst the tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career.

The historical arc of Stella’s use of the star travels from the minimal to the maximal, with the recent star sculptures frequently exhibiting a corruption of the form as well as a wild diversity of materials and fabrication techniques. Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey will be presented both in the galleries and the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. A 150-page hardbound book featuring essays by the exhibition’s curators Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, will be co-published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.

Curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.

Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Sep 21 2020 – May 9 2021 all-day

Through the Eye of a Needle is the first major solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Genesis Belanger (b. 1978), whose practice spans sculptures and tableaux, primarily composed out of porcelain, stoneware, and upholstery. Anthropomorphizing common household objects–lipsticks with wagging tongues, lamps with ladies’ pearls, and tins with doey-eyed sardines–Belanger’s methodology blends Surrealism and Pop art with a self-possessed feminism informed by a career inside the fashion and advertising industries. Debuting an entirely new body of work specially conceived for The Aldrich, Belanger will create her largest and most elaborate mise-en-scène to date: dozens of animated objects arranged on ghostly furnishings that suggest narratives about our anxiety afflicted present. The artist’s first museum publication, featuring an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Amy Smith-Stewart, will accompany the show.

Apr
20
Tue
Virtual Lecture: Women, Status, and the Family Code in Morocco @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Silvia Marsans-Sakly for “Women, Status, and the Family Code in Morocco”!

 

On Tuesday, April 20th, at 5 p.m. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Assistant Professor of the Department of History, will give a virtual lecture titled “Women, Status, and the Family Code in Morocco”. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition By Design: Theater and Fashion in the Photography of Lalla Essaydi. Learn more about the exhibition here.

 

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Apr
21
Wed
Yale Art Gallery: E-Highlights Tour, Double Take: Looking at Art with Gallery Guides @ Zoom
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm

Join our undergraduate Gallery Guides in conversation as they bring two different perspectives to a single work of art from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. In this Double Take, Chloé Glass, TD ’22, and Emilie Kilfoil, PC ’21, address Orsola Maddalena Caccia’s Vases of Flowers on a Table (ca. 1625). Generously sponsored by the John Walsh Lecture and Education Fund.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit
https://bit.ly/3rdJ3U7.

Painters and Poets: Unity of Nature Past and Present @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join poet Kay Cosgrove for a virtual webinar on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The emphasis on the natural world is an ever-present theme for American poets and painters. Through the eyes of these poets and painters, we discover the captivating beauty of the American landscape. Kay Cosgrove takes us through a journey into America’s earliest poets from the 19th century, where landscape was used to emphasize American land and language, to the 20th century where the ecopoetic movement arose. Through the understanding of poets and artists, we learn just how extraordinary land is, and why we need to preserve it on the canvas and the page.

Learn more about Kay Cosgrove here!

This event is hosted by the Quick Center of the Arts and in affiliation with the Art History & Visual Culture Program.

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Apr
22
Thu
Yale Art Gallery: E-Highlights Tour, Double Take: Looking at Art with Gallery Guides @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join our undergraduate Gallery Guides in conversation as they bring two different perspectives to a single work of art from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. In this Double Take, David Edimo, BR ’21, and Ivy Li, TD ’21, address the carved ivory horn Oliphant (late 15th to mid-17th century). Generously sponsored by the John Walsh Lecture and Education Fund.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit
https://bit.ly/3bUzWBw.

Apr
29
Thu
Yale Art Gallery: E-Highlights Tour, Double Take: Looking at Art with Gallery Guides @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm

Join our undergraduate Gallery Guides in conversation as they bring two different perspectives to a single work of art from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. In this Double Take, Alyssa Agarwal, BK ’24, and Ida Brooks, PC ’24, address Kasimir Malevich’s Tochil’schik Printsip Mel’kaniia (The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering; 1912–13). Generously sponsored by the John Walsh Lecture and Education Fund.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit
https://bit.ly/3qbnIt9.

May
6
Thu
Aldrich Undercover @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 9 @ 5:00 pm

For 2021, Aldrich Undercover has been re-envisioned as a virtual event, featuring live musical performances and an online art sale at www.aldrichundercover.org. The pre-sale show will take place on Thursday, May 6 and the art sale will run from May 6 to May 9 online. For the 6th edition of the event, over 90 alumni artists will contribute 9 x 12-inch original works in any medium of their choosing for sale to benefit the Museum.

May
20
Thu
Art in Focus: Lalla Essaydi, Harem Revisited #31 @ Fairfield University Art Museum
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our virtual Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art.

 

On Thursday, May 20th, join Curator of Education and Academic Engagement Michelle DiMarzo for a discussion of Lalla Essaydi’s Harem Revisited #31, 2012, chromogenic print.

Take a look at the current exhibition By Design: Theater and Fashion in the Photography of Lalla Essaydi and send any questions you have about the artwork ahead of the Art in Focus to Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo ([email protected]).

 

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