Calendar of Events

Jan
20
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, Bullfight, 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re kicking off our spring 2022 Art in Focus series with Alexandre Lunois’s Bullfight lithograph! Take a look at the piece here. Send your observations or questions to Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement ([email protected]) prior to joining the virtual conversation!

This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus event on Thursday, January 27, register here!

Jan
27
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, Bullfight, 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re so excited to kick off our series of in-person Art in Focus events in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries with Alexandre Lunois’ Bullfight lithograph. Take a look at the piece here and bring your questions and observations to the Bellarmine Hall Galleries at 11 a.m. on January 27!

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus event on Thursday, January 20, register here!
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.
Feb
8
Tue
Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: Rocks and Mountains in Recent Chinese Art @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for this special in-person gallery talk! Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art, will be in conversation with Ive Covaci, PhD about the artworks on view in ink/stone. This event will be held in the Walsh Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts on Fairfield University’s campus.

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.

About ink/stone: This exhibition presents works by Chinese artists from the 20th and 21st centuries who engage with ink and stone as materials, subjects, and concepts. Employing a range of techniques and media, the artists make diverse points of contact with older Chinese artistic traditions. Some embrace the emphasis on ink brush strokes on paper or silk to render mountainous landscapes or rock forms; others incorporate media and styles usually associated with western painting: oil on canvas, or gouache and watercolor. Yet others use photography, industrial processes of fabrication, or create conceptual and performance art. The contemporary works are shown together with older stone objects such as Buddhist steles, a scholar’s rock, and inkstones, which provide historical touchpoints for the artists’ reinterpretations of these forms and media. The exhibition is curated by Ive Covaci, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Art History at Fairfield University.

Feb
17
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: Luo Biwu, Parts, 2015, silkscreen print @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in the Walsh Gallery at 11 a.m. on February 17 for some close looking and conversation about Luo Biwu’s screenprint Parts, on view as a part of  SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II!

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus event on Thursday, February 10, register here!
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.