Calendar of Events

Aug
2
Fri
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
11
Wed
Lecture: The City Comes of Age: NYC in the Gilded Age @ Barone Campus Center in the Dogwood Room.
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dr. Kurt Schlichting, Professor Emeritus of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fairfield University, will present a lecture titled, The City Comes of Age: NYC in the Gilded Age. The lecture will be on Wednesday, September 11th at 5 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center in the Dogwood Room.

 

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

 

Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, “Greetings from New-York”, 1909. Halftone photomechanical print. Picture courtesy The New York Public Library Digital Collections

 

Oct
3
Thu
Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Galleries
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.

 

Oct
17
Thu
Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Galleries
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; 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 musuem’s Bellarmine Hall in the 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.

 

RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections will be on view in the Walsh Gallery from September 13 – December 21, 2019.

 

Nov
14
Thu
Art in Focus: Mexican, Colima Seated Figure of a Whistler, ca. 300-900 CE @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Nov 14 @ 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, November 14th, we’ll be looking at this, “Seated Figure of a Whistler,” (ca. 300-900 CE), from the Fairfield University Art Museum’s collection in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries.

 

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

Gallery Talk: Sculpting in Bronze @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Walsh Gallery
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Marc Mellon will present a gallery talk titled Sculpting in Bronze, which is presented in conjunction with the exhibition RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE. The gallery talk is on Thursday, November 14th at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery.

 

RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections will be on view in the Walsh Gallery 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.

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!