Calendar of Events

Sep
18
Wed
Panel: Women in Management @ Dolan School of Business
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

How did Hildreth Meière develop strong collaborative working relationships with the craftsmen who executed her mosaics and sculptures? How many of the challenges that she faced in the early 20th century are still experienced by women in management positions today?

 

Join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion on Wednesday, September 18th at 6 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo, Dr. Catherine C. Giapponi (Associate Professor of Management), and Dr. Elizabeth Hohl (Assistant Professor of the Practice of the History Department). A reception will precede the event at 5 p.m., generously supported by the Travelers Insurance Company.

 

This lecture is presented in conjunction with Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce located in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries which is on view through September 21, 2019.

 

 

 

Sep
19
Thu
Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, [Study of Song #1], 1932 @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Sep 19 @ 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. The event is led by the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. we’ll be looking at the Study of Song #1 (1932), a 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!

 

 

 

Oct
3
Thu
Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Michelle DiMarzo, the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, will present a gallery talk titled Prints from the Age of Rodin. The gallery talk is on Thursday, October 3rd in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries starting at 5 p.m.

 

The exhibition Prints from the Age of Rodin is on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries from October 4 – December 21, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception: Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Opening Reception for Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes is on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Great Hall. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
5
Sat
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Family Day: Fun with Printmaking @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, for Family Day: Fun with Printmaking in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall in the Smart Classroom. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.

 

Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

 

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.

 

 

 

 

Oct
6
Sun
Exhibition Opening: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Weather Report and Eva LeWitt.

Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another as explored by twenty-one artists, organized by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere.

The first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985) will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich, the artist’s largest to date, organized by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity.

Participate in a hands-on all ages art-making workshop harnessing the power of the wind to create one-of-a-kind paintings in The Studio throughout the afternoon.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer on the front patio and purchase lunch from one of Fairfield County’s favorite food trucks while eating on the steps of the Museum’s outdoor amphitheater.

A roundtrip shuttle from Manhattan to the Museum is available. For more information and to purchase tickets visit shop.aldrichart.org.

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Oct
10
Thu
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 10 @ 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 museum’s 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”!

 

 

 

Oct
17
Thu
Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 17 @ 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, October 17th at 11 a.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries, we’ll be looking at Alexandre Lunois’ One Night at “Burrero,” 1897, a work of art from the exhibition, Prints from the Age of Rodin, (October 4 – December 21, 2019).

 

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

 

 

 

Oct
23
Wed
Lecture: Rodin & Plaster Casts @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Martina Droth, the Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at Yale Center for British Art, will give a lecture titled Rodin and Plaster Casts on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5 p.m. in the Bellarmine Hall’s Diffley Board Room. This lecture is part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, and funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation. This lecture is presented in conjunction with RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE – Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. This exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Walsh Gallery from September 13 – December 21, 2019.