Calendar of Events

Dec
6
Tue
FUAM: Meditation and Mindfulness @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an in-person Meditation and Mindfulness class in our Bellarmine Hall Galleries!

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie, click here: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

 

Please note: This event is in-person only. If you are interested in the Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness event on Monday, December 5, click here!

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/

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/

Dec
11
Sun
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
14
Wed
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.

Dec
15
Thu
FUAM: Art in Focus: After Michelangelo, Pitti Tondo, plaster cast @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Our Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art!

Join us for a discussion of Pitti Tondo, a plaster cast of a marble tondo made after Michelangelo and now in Florence. Take a look at the tondo here and bring your questions and observations to the Bellarmine Hall Galleries!

Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be live streamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus on Thursday, December 15 at 12 p.m., click here!

 

Virtual Art in Focus: After Michelangelo, Pitti Tondo, plaster cast
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Our Virtual Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art, all from the comfort of your home!

Join us for a discussion of Pitti Tondo, a plaster cast of a marble tondo made after Michelangelo and now in Florence. Take a look at the tondo here and bring your questions and observations to our virtual discussion!

Please note: This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus on Thursday, December 15 at 11 a.m., click here!



Dec
28
Wed
Florence Griswold Museum: Museum Theater @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

with Leslie Evans, Director, Avery-Copp House Museum

Free with Museum Admission

Join Miss Florence in her family home a few days after her birthday. Her house is decorated with elaborate mantels, the product of a friendly competition between the artists. Miss Florence has awarded the prizes and will share her thoughts about life among such creative folk.

Holiday Magic is on view at the Florence Griswold Museum November 25-December 31.

Dec
31
Sat
Florence Griswold Museum: Holiday Harp Music in the Gallery @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ode to the New Year: Holiday Harp Music in the Gallery

with Faith Leitner, Harpist

Free with Museum Admission

Ring in the New Year with the sounds of the harp (Miss Florence’s favorite instrument) filling the Krieble Galleries! No advance reservation required.