Calendar of Events

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 – 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
7
Tue
FUAM – Meditation and Mindfulness @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for an in-person Meditation and Mindfulness class in our Bellarmine Hall Galleries!

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided, in-person meditation class in our gallery. 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. If you are interested in the virtual meditation event on Monday, March 6, click here!

Mar
11
Sat
FUAM – Family Day: Be A Curator! @ Bellarmine Hall, museum classroom (LL105)
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for arts & crafts inspired by the work of real museum curators!

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries’ museum classroom for arts & crafts designed for ages 5-12. Children will learn about the work of museum curators through creating their own model exhibition! Supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be available.

Activities will include:

  • Designing a themed exhibition
  • Creating a 3D model of their exhibition
  • Gallery activities

Please note: This event is in-person only.

Ticket options: Please select Session 1 OR Session 2 and register with how many children are attending. Example: 1 ticket=1 child. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via email: [email protected] or cancel your registration via Eventbrite.

Video tutorials are available via email request.

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/