Calendar of Events

May
25
Sat
Linoleum Carving and Block Printmaking Workshop at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop continues the tradition of linoleum and woodcut printmaking at Weir Farm. Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a beginner’s introduction to carving and printing. This workshop is limited to ages 16 and up.

Registration: Registration Opens April 15. 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.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Bellarmine Hall Tour @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a special tour of Bellarmine Hall, one of Fairfield University’s loveliest and most historic buildings!

Built in 1921, the 44-room mansion, which commands a stunning view over Long Island Sound, was the home of Walter and Amelia Lashar. In 1942, it became the first building of the newly-founded Fairfield University, and was rechristened Bellarmine Hall in honor of the university’s patron saint, Robert Bellarmine. Since 1981, Bellarmine Hall has housed the office of the President, as well as other university departments.

The tour includes the history of the building and its connection to the university, as well as a privileged look at its remarkable architectural and decorative elements. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! The tour begins at 11 a.m. in the foyer of Bellarmine Hall.

Jun
6
Thu
Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, Cartoons for Mosaics in the Lobby of Travelers Insurance Company @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 6 @ 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, June 6th, we’ll be looking at this work of art from the exhibition Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce (April 18 – September 21, 2019).

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

Jun
15
Sat
Lecture: Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Anna Kupik, Hildreth Meière’s great granddaughter, will be giving a talk titled, “Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World.” Anna Kupik will discuss the challenges Meière faced working as a woman supervising large teams of workmen in the early 20th century. The lecture will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, and the Bellarmine Hall Galleries will remain open until 7 p.m.

Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce will be on view in the Bellarmine Hall Gallery from April 18 – September 21, 2109.

Jun
30
Sun
Hike and Write – Nature Journaling and Sketching at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Connect with the beauty of Weir Farm through your own outdoor writing experience. Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a guided hike to Weir Pond that includes nature journaling and sketching. Journals and sketching supplies provided!

Registration: Registration Opens May 15. 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.

Jul
14
Sun
Linoleum Carving and Block Printmaking Workshop at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop continues the tradition of linoleum and woodcut printmaking at Weir Farm.  Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a beginner’s introduction to carving and printing. This workshop is limited to ages 16 and up.

Registration: Registration Opens June 15. 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.

 

Aug
10
Sat
Hike and Write – Nature Journaling and Sketching at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Connect with the beauty of Weir Farm through your own outdoor writing experience. Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a guided hike to Weir Pond that includes nature journaling and sketching. Journals and sketching supplies provided!

Registration: Registration Opens July 15. 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.

Sep
14
Sat
Linoleum Carving and Block Printmaking Workshop at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This workshop continues the tradition of linoleum and woodcut printmaking at Weir Farm.  Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a beginner’s introduction to carving and printing. This workshop is limited to ages 16 and up.

Registration: Registration Opens August 15. 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.