Calendar of Events

Dec
8
Thu
Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Dec
9
Fri
Festival of Trees and Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Dec
10
Sat
Festival of Trees and Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

FUAM: Exhibition Tour: Out of the Kress Vaults with exhibition curator @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for the last FREE exhibition tour for Out of the Kress Vaults, on view through December 17, 2022!

 

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries for a special tour with Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, curator of Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting.

Please note: This event is in-person only. Space is limited to 15 registrants.

 

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage. 

 https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/

Second Saturdays for Families at the Wadsworth: Winter Soundtrack @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hear the sounds of the season during our annual Festival of Trees Traditions. Dancers from the Hartt School Community Division perform selections from their acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. Create crafts inspired by seasonal customs from around the world. Admission is free from noon-2pm on Second Saturdays. 

FUAM: Family Day: Family Relationships in Renaissance Art @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries & SmArt Classroom
Dec 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries’ SmArt Classroom for arts & crafts designed for ages 4-10. Children will learn about families during the Italian Renaissance, inspired by Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting, in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries. Activities will include:

  • Drawing family hugs
  • Family portraits
  • Gallery activities
  • A photo booth inspired by Italian Renaissance portraits!

Please note: This event is in-person only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via email: [email protected]

Ticket options: Space is limited–please select Session 1 OR Session 2 and register with how many children are attending. Example: 1 ticket=1 child.

Video tutorials are available via email request.

 

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage. 

 https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/

Dec
11
Sun
Florence Griswold Museum: Drop-in Holiday Crafts @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission, no advance reservations required

The Museum’s namesake, Miss Florence Griswold, was born on Christmas Day in 1850. To celebrate, the Museum is hosting three Sundays of drop-in crafting parties complete with birthday treats. Come and create and wish Miss Florence a very happy birthday.

Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Florence Griswold Museum: GALLERY TALK: The History and Artistry of the Artist Trees @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

with David D.J. Rau, Director of Education and Outreach

Free with Museum Admission

Join Rau for a tour of the four palette trees on view in the Krieble Gallery and learn the history of this holiday tradition. The talk will highlight the newest palettes to join the collection of 250 artistic donations.

Holiday Magic is on view at the Florence Griswold Museum November 25-December 31, 2022.

Dec
13
Tue
FUAM: Virtual Workshop: De-Stress with Art
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us in the virtual classroom for a relaxing art workshop!

Led by Museum Educator Kate Wellen, participants will be guided through de-stressing activities. Simply find a comfortable place and join in on the fun as we learn how making art can bring mindfulness into your life. All levels of artistic skills are welcome!