Calendar of Events

FUAM – Lecture: “A Cut at the Heart of Womanhood” @ Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us in the Quick Center for the Arts (or virtually) for a lecture by Stephanie Welsh!

Welsh, DNP, CNM, FACNM, is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and Clinical Faculty Specialist in Midwifery at Fairfield University and winner of 1996 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her shocking sequence of photos of a female circumcision rite in Kenya.

Please note: This event contains sensitive subject matter regarding violence against women.

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

  • In-person in the Kelley Theatre, located inside the Quick Center for the Arts
  • Streaming via


This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Women’s Rights are Human Rights, on view in the Walsh Gallery (located inside the Quick Center for the Arts) from January 20 – April 6, 2023.

About the exhibition:

This exhibition features posters created by both men and women worldwide to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society. The posters argue for the empowerment of women, the achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

Organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Co-curated by Fairfield University faculty Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD in collaboration with museum staff.


Stories in Silver at the Wadsworth: The Chocolate Pot @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Warm up this winter with a cup of “historic” hot chocolate as curator Linda Roth explores the connections between chocolate and silver. Learn how chocolate made its way to Europe from the Americas, establishing itself as a breakfast staple before becoming the cherished ingredient of contemporary desserts. Sample an eighteenth-century hot chocolate recipe, sip a modern chocolate cocktail, and indulge in chocolate-inspired treats while you view objects in The Silver Vault that were used to serve all things cacao. $30; $20 members, Wadsworth Welcome, seniors, and students with ID. Must be age twenty-one and over to attend. Register at   

Stories in Silver is an ongoing series of interactive events exploring the global narratives presented in the new Silver Vault at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Support for the installation of the Wadsworth’s silver collection provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Karen Kelleher Fund, and the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation. Support for this program is provided by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.