Calendar of Events

Dec
1
Thu
Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Dec
4
Sun
Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Dec
8
Thu
Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

Dec
10
Sat
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
Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the holidays by enjoying trees and wreaths decorated by community members, artists, and organizations. All items are for sale and help support the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Click here for the schedule of entertainment.

A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions. Skip the line! Book your tickets online.

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.