Calendar of Events

Nov
21
Thu
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.

Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).

Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, “Prints from the Age of Rodin”!

 

 

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

Dec
3
Tue
Gallery Talks: Student Presentations @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fairfield University’s class “French Art in the 19th century” is offering a unique opportunity for its students. These students will present brief gallery talks on an object of their research over the course of their semester to the public. Join us for this dynamic and fun opportunity to hear these budding museum professionals demonstrate their skills and knowledge. The students will present on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries. This event is presented in conjunction with Prints from the Age of Rodin (October 4 – December 21, 2019).

Prints from the Age of Rodin (October 4- December 21,2019), located in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries, features lithographs and etchings by Rodin’s contemporaries, ranging from views of the urban environment of Paris, to portraits of artists, writers, and thinkers, to theater playbills and advertisements. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as selected items on loan from the Jundt Art Museum of Gonzaga University, the exhibition includes works by Berthe Morisot, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Félix Vallotton that illuminate the rich cultural atmosphere of Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

 

 

Dec
4
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

Dec
8
Sun
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On the second Sunday of each month, we invite families to join us for folktales, myths, and exciting stories from around the world that highlight unique features of objects in the collection and inspire children of all ages to view art in new ways.

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

Open to:
General Public
Dec
10
Tue
Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the gallery! Visit the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Tuesday, December 10th from 7-9 p.m. to have a chance to draw and sketch with inspiration from Prints from the Age of Rodin and The Jewelry of David Hayes! Drawing supplies and light refreshments will be provided. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition conjunction with Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes.

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
11
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

Dec
12
Thu
Art in Focus: Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 12 @ 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, December 12th at 11 a.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery, we’ll be looking at Rodin’s Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo (1890-97 or 1901-2), a work of art from the exhibition RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections (September 13 – December 21, 2019).

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

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.

Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).

Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, “Prints from the Age of Rodin”!

 

 

 

 

Dec
14
Sat
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, December 14th, at 12:00 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery with the Curator of Education, Michelle DiMarzo. The exhibition will be available for view from September 13 – December 21, 2019.

By the early 20th century, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. Rejecting 19th-century academic traditions that dictated what was “proper” in art, Rodin pursued his own deeply held belief that art should be true to nature. Working in clay, wax, plaster, marble, and bronze with vigorous modeling that emphasized his personal response to his subjects, Rodin explored new ways to express the vitality of the human spirit. He was also one of the first sculptors to embrace the fragment as a complete work of art, capable of conveying the same expressive qualities as a fully-finished figure. With his commitment to the free exploration of form and emotion, Rodin’s work paved the way for the development of 20th century modernist sculpture.

This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures, which were modeled between 1860 and 1910. The works on view include preparatory studies for some of Rodin’s most important public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell, as well as portraits of French authors Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac.