Calendar of Events

Shared Space: A New Era. Photographs from the Bank of America Collection @ Art Museum, USJ
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 4:00 am

Through photography and video, media made ubiquitous through new technologies, nineteen artists from eleven countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact – from city streets to rural landscapes – have evolved since the late 1980s alongside our access to a virtual “global village.” This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.


Yale Art Gallery: Performance, Gallery+ @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm

Gallery+ is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites students to respond to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances.

Drink & Draw: Halloween Edition @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re hosting a spooky, Halloween-themed Drink & Draw. With wine, snacks, and a live model in costume, this is an evening you won’t want to miss! Experiment with a variety of materials such as charcoal, pastel, graphite sticks, and watercolor, or feel free to bring your own materials. No prior drawing experience necessary.

Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did the artist J. Alden Weir have a farm?  What type of crops did they grow?  What types of animals lived in the Weir Barn?

Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi every other Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a guided tour and learn about the agricultural history of Weir Farm.   Learn how the agricultural history and landscape of Weir Farm inspired J. Alden Weir’s paintings.

Registration: No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

Yale Art Gallery: Furniture Study Tour @ Yale West Campus, Collection Studies Center
Oct 25 @ 12:20 pm

Tours of the new Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center are now offered on Fridays at the Collection Studies Center at Yale West Campus, 900 West Campus Drive, West Haven, Connecticut. See more than 1,300 examples of American furniture and clocks from the 17th century to the present in this newly opened facility, as well as an outstanding collection of contemporary wood art. Space is limited.

Directions to the Collection Studies Center, Yale West Campus:

Ample free parking is available at 900 West Campus Drive, West Haven, Connecticut (, or visitors can take the free shuttle, the Art Gallery Express, from outside the Gallery at 201 York Street, departing at 12:00 pm. Seating on the shuttle is limited, so an early arrival is advisable. Visitors will be met at 12:20 pm in the lobby of 900 West Campus Drive and escorted to the Hume Furniture Study. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Following the tour, the return shuttle departs 900 West Campus Drive at 1:30 pm.

Yale Art Gallery (Inter)sections: Responding to the Work of Do Ho Suh @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm

In this discussion and interactive drawing activity, we consider the relationship of Do Ho Suh’s life-size fabric replicas of domestic interiors to themes of memory, home, and displacement. Presented in conjunction with the installation of Do Ho Suh’s Boiler Room, London Studio (2015), on view in the Jane and Richard Levin Study Gallery through December 8.

Featuring artists, students, scholars, and community members, (Inter)sections is a series of programs that promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and engages the Gallery’s expansive collection, offering a unique blend of perspectives on culture, identity, and power to critically reflect on the human experience.

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.

Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).

Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, “Prints from the Age of Rodin”!




Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Whose Art History? Investigating Identity @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Are you curious about Contemporary Art? Do you ever look at a work of art and say to yourself, “I just don’t get it”? Led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M., this 5-week course provides a roadmap for understanding the works of some of the most influential artists of our time. Through stimulating lectures, lively conversations, and hands-on activities, we will dive deep and explore the central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s, including identity politics, the body, spirituality, the environment, and technology. Time will be spent looking closely at works of art in the Museum’s galleries and placing them within the context of Contemporary Art movements. We will also dedicate time to self-reflection, providing opportunities to identify, cultivate, and even debate, your own approaches to analyzing, interpreting, and engaging with Contemporary Art.The fifth class will include a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to meet exhibiting artist, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, during the installation of her upcoming exhibition, There Must Be Some Way Out of Here.

Yale Art Gallery: Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.