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
8
Wed
YUAG: Virtual Program, E-Lecture, Buddhas, Guardians, and Guides: How to Read Tibetan Paintings @ Yale University Art Gallery
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm

Although known as early as the 7th century, there is little visual evidence for Buddhist practice in Tibet until the 11th when paintings and sculptures illustrate an astonishing array of enlightened beings such as buddhas and bodhisattvas, guardians and guides. After introducing the primary types of deities featured in Tibetan practices, Denise Patry Leidy, the Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, highlights a newly acquired, and spectacular, 16th-century Tibetan mandala focused on the protective deity Sitatapatra (White Parasol), a guardian against malign supernatural forces. Recently conserved and on view for the first time, this mandala was produced in Ngor Monastery in central Tibet, famed for its painting workshops. It was commissioned by one of the abbots of this establishment in honor of an earlier teacher. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3vGTymO.

 

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

Mar
2
Thu
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/

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

Join us for a Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness class from the comfort of your home!

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. If you are interested in the in-person meditation event on Tuesday, March 7, click here!