Calendar of Events

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
25
Sat
Music in the Galleries at the Wadsworth with Oboe Duo Agosto @ Wadsworth Atheneum of Art
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Listen to an informal musical performance in Avery Court by the Hartford-area Oboe Duo Agosto: oboist Ling-Fei Kang and oboist/English hornist Charles Huang. Free with museum admission. 

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/

FUAM – Knit Night @ Bellarmine Hall, museum classroom (LL105)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a hand-on workshop with Kate Wellen, Museum Educator!

Registrants will be guided through relaxing fiber art techniques, inspired by the temporary exhibition “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul,” on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 27 – April 6, 2023. No prior experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be available.

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

 

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
22
Wed
FUAM – Meditation and Mindfulness: “Body to Soul” @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us in-person for a special #wellnesswednesday Meditation and Mindfulness class, inspired by the exhibition “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul”!

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class centered on healing through focusing on the body and soul. No prior experience is necessary.

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

Please note: This event is in-person only. Space is limited!

 

This event is in conjunction with the temporary exhibition “Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul,” on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries 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/

Mar
30
Thu
Docent Memorial Lecture at the Wadsworth | Lee Krasner in Context with Helen A. Harrison @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) was a leading figure among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists who re-defined painting in the mid-twentieth century. Art historian, author, and director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Helen A. Harrison illuminates Krasner’s innovative career and evolving practice. Images from the Wadsworth’s collections help trace Krasner’s shift from early representational imagery to abstract collages, gestural action paintings, and large-scale color field paintings. Harrison positions Krasner’s work among other female abstractionists working in Eastern Long Island during the mid-twentieth century, including Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Betty Parsons. Free with required registration.