Calendar of Events

Oct
22
Fri
Artist’s Garden Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Stroll through the stunning historic gardens on this guided tour that highlights the beauty and history that inspired generations of artists.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
23
Sat
Forest Bathing Wellness Walks at Weir Farm National Historical Park @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Jennifer Salkin, will be leading a slow-paced Shinrin Yoku hike. Shinrin Yoku, also called Forest Bathing, is a way to experience the natural world with attention to sense perceptions, and has many health benefits.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Oct
27
Wed
Art and Agriculture Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
28
Thu
Exploring Stone Walls Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ 735 Nod Hill Road
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historical Park to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: The Art of Perception: Look Closely to Save a Life @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre)
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Fairfield University Art Museum for a creative workshop!

Please note: this event will be presented on Fairfield University’s campus, and will not be live-streamed. University policies related to campus access will apply. Updates can be found here: https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/student-life-and-services/health-and-wellness/health-center/emergencies/coronavirus/

Please visit the Eventbrite page to select tickets before coming to campus.

Join us for this special event co-sponsored by the #UNLOAD Foundation. Amy Herman, founder of The Art of Perception Ⓡ, will lead a brief workshop on identifying and understanding visual bias, followed by a panel discussion with community members.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects (Walsh Gallery). About the exhibition: In Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, Weems focuses on the humanity denied in recent killings of black men, women, and children by police. She directs our attention to the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Our imaginings have real—often deadly—outcomes. Blocks of color obscure faces just as our assumptions around race obscure individual humanity. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, Weems directs our attention toward the repeated pattern of judicial inaction—the repeated denials and the repeated lack of acknowledgement.

Oct
29
Fri
Artist’s Garden Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Stroll through the stunning historic gardens on this guided tour that highlights the beauty and history that inspired generations of artists.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
30
Sat
Women and Art Guided Tour at Weir Farm National Historical Park @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This program, presented by Park Ranger Amanda, will examine the evolving role of women in the arts, including the lives of the three generations of women that called Weir Farm home.   These extraordinary women were scholars, humanitarians, homemakers, writers, historians, community organizers, and preservationists as well as artists. This educated, independent, and passionate group of women made a lasting impact on their community for over 135 years and ensured the preservation of Weir Farm’s legacy.

Weir Farm NHP celebrates and honors the effort, creativity and vision of all women.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

 

Nov
15
Mon
Virtual Mindfulness and Meditation @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, for an online guided meditation session. No prior experience or equipment necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity.

Dec
6
Mon
Virtual Mindfulness and Meditation @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, for an online guided meditation session. No prior experience or equipment necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity.