Calendar of Events

Sep
13
Fri
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.

 

Dec
10
Tue
Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the gallery! Visit the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Tuesday, December 10th from 7-9 p.m. to have a chance to draw and sketch with inspiration from Prints from the Age of Rodin and The Jewelry of David Hayes! Drawing supplies and light refreshments will be provided. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition conjunction with Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes.

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
11
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Thu
Art in Focus: Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, December 12th at 11 a.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery, we’ll be looking at Rodin’s Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo (1890-97 or 1901-2), a work of art from the exhibition RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections (September 13 – December 21, 2019).

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 12 @ 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”!

 

 

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, December 14th, at 12:00 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery with the Curator of Education, Michelle DiMarzo. The exhibition will be available for view from September 13 – December 21, 2019.

By the early 20th century, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. Rejecting 19th-century academic traditions that dictated what was “proper” in art, Rodin pursued his own deeply held belief that art should be true to nature. Working in clay, wax, plaster, marble, and bronze with vigorous modeling that emphasized his personal response to his subjects, Rodin explored new ways to express the vitality of the human spirit. He was also one of the first sculptors to embrace the fragment as a complete work of art, capable of conveying the same expressive qualities as a fully-finished figure. With his commitment to the free exploration of form and emotion, Rodin’s work paved the way for the development of 20th century modernist sculpture.

This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures, which were modeled between 1860 and 1910. The works on view include preparatory studies for some of Rodin’s most important public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell, as well as portraits of French authors Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac.

 

 

 

Family Day: Jewelry-making @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Smart Classroom
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 1-4 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall and Smart Classroom, for Family Day: Jewelry-making. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.

Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Dec
18
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
19
Thu
Aldrich Uncorked: Drink & Draw @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grab a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of drawing the figure with artist Lisa Scroggins. Draw inspiration from a live nude model while using a variety of materials such as charcoal, oil pastel, and graphite sticks. Materials and refreshments are provided, but feel free to bring your own drawing supplies.

Dec
21
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio:Snow Studies

10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm

What does winter mean to you? Weather it’s cozying up by the fire or building a snowman, everyone enjoys winter in their own unique ways. To celebrate all things snowy, join artist Adam Handler to decorate your own melt-proof snowball! Be inspired by the artists in Weather Reportand their representations of snow in artwork and use paint, collage materials, and unexpected objects to create a one-of-a-kind snow sculpture of your own.

Gallery Tour:3 to 4 pm

Museum educator Cecilia Moy Fradet will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, stopping at key works of art, and invite conversation and observations.