Calendar of Events

Feb
6
Mon
FUAM – Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness @ Fairfield University Art Museum (virtual)
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for the first Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness of the year!

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

Please note: This event is virtual only and is now at a new time (5 p.m. EST). If you are interested in the in-person meditation event on Tuesday, February 14, click here!

Feb
7
Tue
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 thequicklive.com

 

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.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/womens-rights/

 

Feb
11
Sat
FUAM – Pop-up Shop: Our Woven Community @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum Classroom (LL105)
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries’ museum classroom (LL105) for a special pop-up shop featuring Our Woven Community. Since 2015, Our Woven Community has brought together refugee women living in nearby Bridgeport through their love of sewing bags and other accessories. Each purchase directly supports the program and each artist. Click here to learn more about OWC!

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Norma Minkowitz, Body to Soul on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries (lower level of Bellarmine Hall) from January 27 – April 6, 2023.

 

About the exhibition:

Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title Body to Soul is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/norma-minkowitz/

Feb
13
Mon
FUAM – Virtual Lecture: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” @ Fairfield University Art Museum (virtual)
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a virtual lecture with Elizabeth Resnick, curator of the exhibition Women’s Rights Are Human Rights!

Elizabeth Resnick, Exhibition Curator and Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, will discuss the exhibition on view in the Walsh Gallery (inside the Quick Center for the Arts) January 20-April 6, 2023.

Please note: This event is virtual only.

 

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

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.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/womens-rights-are-human-rights/index.html

Feb
14
Tue
FUAM – Meditation and Mindfulness @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for the first in-person Meditation and Mindfulness of the year! This month’s theme: #selflove

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

Please note: This event is in-person only and is now at a new time (5 p.m. EST). If you are interested in the virtual meditation event on Monday, February 6, click here!

Feb
15
Wed
FUAM – Workshop: Unusual Materials: Interweaving and Interleaving @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum Classroom (LL105)
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Jo Yarrington, Professor of Studio Art at Fairfield University, will lead participants in the museum’s SmArt Classroom through this hands-on workshop, exploring the possibility of threads and textiles in a project inspired by the works on view in Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul. Materials will be provided.

Please note: This event is in-person only. Space is very limited–register soon!

 

This event is presented in conjunction with Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul, on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 27 – April 8, 2023.

About the exhibition:

Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title Body to Soul is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/norma-minkowitz/

Feb
18
Sat
FUAM – Family Day: Fantastical Fibers @ Bellarmine Hall, Museum classroom (LL105)
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries’ museum classroom for arts & crafts designed for ages 4-10. Children will learn about various weaving techniques, inspired by the exhibition Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul, on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries January 27 – April 6, 2023.

Activities will include:

  • Weaving with looms
  • Making 3D vessels out of string
  • Making collages
  • Gallery activities

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 the exhibition: Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title Body to Soul  is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/norma-minkowitz/

Mar
1
Wed
FUAM – “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” Panel Discussion with Faculty Co-Curators @ Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an in-person discussion with the co-curators of “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights”!

Fairfield University faculty co-curators Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD will discuss the “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” exhibition, which is on view in the Walsh Gallery (inside the Quick Center for the Arts) January 20-April 6, 2023.

Please note: This event is in-person only, but will be recorded. Recording link will be sent to all registrants.

 

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.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/womens-rights/

Mar
2
Thu
FUAM – Art in Focus: Norma Minkowitz, “Goodbye Goddess” @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Our Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art!

Join us for a discussion of “Goodbye Goddess,” a mixed-media work by Norma Minkowitz and part of the temporary exhibition “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul,” on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 27 – April 6, 2023. Bring your questions and observations to the in-person conversation!

Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be live streamed. If you are interested in the Virtual Art in Focus on Thursday, March 2 at 12 p.m., click here!

 

About the exhibition: “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul” is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title “Body to Soul” is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/norma-minkowitz/

FUAM – Virtual Art in Focus: Norma Minkowitz, “Goodbye Goddess” @ Fairfield University Art Museum (virtual)
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Our Virtual Art in Focus series offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art, all from the comfort of your home!

Join us for a virtual discussion of “Goodbye Goddess,” a mixed-media work by Norma Minkowitz and part of the temporary exhibition “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul,” on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 27 – April 6, 2023. Bring your questions and observations to our virtual discussion!

Please note: This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m., click here!

 

About the exhibition: “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul” is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title “Body to Soul” is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/norma-minkowitz/