Join us for the opening night lecture for “Andrew Forge: The Limits of Sight,” with exhibition curator Karen Wilkin, on Thursday, September 24th at 4 p.m.
Curated by scholar and guest curator Karen Wilkin, the exhibition will feature over twenty-five paintings and works on paper by British artist Andrew Forge (1923-2002). Forge was a painter and an influential art critic, as well professor and then the dean of the Yale University School of Art from 1975-1994. His highly personal abstractions distill his perceptions of place, season, and time of day into subtle orchestrations of pure color. Lenders to the exhibition include numerous private collections, the artist’s widow Ruth Miller, and the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.
This event is part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation.
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As we remain closed to the public due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual celebration via Zoom, but it should be lots of fun. We will celebrate everyone who took the germ of an idea of an art museum at Fairfield University and made it a reality.
Former directors Jill Deupi and Linda Wolk-Simon will join the festivities along with other special guests, we will debut a film celebrating the 10th year history of the museum, and we will share a filmed tour of our new exhibition Andrew Forge: Limits of Sight.
When the pandemic has ended, we hope to celebrate in person, but in the meantime, we would be so pleased if you could join us on the 24th and raise a virtual glass with us, to all that has been accomplished, and to the bright future for the museum that lies ahead.
Register for your Zoom link at https://fairfield.zoom.us/webinar.
Suzanne Chamlin, Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, will give a virtual gallery talk titled “Andrew Forge: An Artist’s Perspective” on Wednesday, September 30th at 6 p.m.
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