Calendar of Events

Dec
10
Sat
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/

YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.
Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

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.

YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.
Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

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!

Dec
14
Wed
YUAG: In-Person Program, Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 14 @ 4:25 pm – 5:25 pm

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

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

For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions

FUAM – Holiday Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Museum Educator Kate Wellen in our Bellarmine Hall Galleries and SmArt Classroom for relaxing drawing tutorials, to de-stress during the holiday season. Attendees will have the option to sketch in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries or in our museum classroom. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be streamed. Seating is limited–please register in advance.