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Hildreth Meière: Navigates a Career in a Man’s World

Saturday, Jun 15, 4:30 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Gallery

Anna Kupik, Hildreth Meière’s great granddaughter, will be giving a talk titled, "Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World," in the Diffley Board room of Bellarmine Hall. Anna Kupik will discuss how Meière’s talents, hard work and collaboration went a long way to convincing a largely male architectural community to award her even more commissions. The lecture will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, and the Bellarmine Hall Galleries will remain open...

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

Tuesday, Apr 30, 4 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Gallery

Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by certified meditation and mindfulness teacher Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes). Please reserve your spot on our Eventbrite. 

Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce"!

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Film Screening: Art Is…The Permanent Revolution

Wednesday, Apr 24, 5 pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Join us for a film screening of Art Is…The Permanent Revolution (2012) on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in the Multi-Media Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. The documentary, by Manfred Kircheimer, explores how politics and the artists of the past have affected the art and process of four artists presented in documentary. Please reserve your spot on our Eventbrite. 

The film is presented in conjunction with The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Collection (March 14...

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Gallery Talk: The Great War and Beyond: Early 20th-Century Prints in the James Reed Collection

Tuesday, Apr 23, 5 pm
Quick Center for the Performing Arts

Michelle DiMarzo, the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, will present a gallery talk titled The Great War and Beyond: Early 20th-Century Prints in the James Reed Collection, which is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Collection. The gallery talk is on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center for the Performing Arts starting at 5 p.m. Please reserve your spot on our Eventbrite. 

The Artist...

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Art in Focus

Thursday, Apr 18, 11 am
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Gallery

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, April 18, we'll be looking at a Pair of Sancai Glazed Grooms, ca. 618-907, from the Fairfield University Art Museum's collection.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now on our Eventbrite!

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Opening Reception: Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce

Wednesday, Apr 17, 6 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road

Free food, free drinks, live music, and art. What could be better? The Fairfield University Art Museum will be hosting an Opening Reception on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Great Hall for our new exhibition. 

Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce will be on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from April 18 - September 21, 2019. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. To learn more about Hildreth Meière and to register...

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

Tuesday, Apr 16, 4 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road

This year, sit back and chill out on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, for National Stress Awareness Day. What better way to relax and clear your mind than a calming guided meditation?

Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by certified meditation and mindfulness teacher Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).

Register on our Eventbrite page. 

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

Tuesday, Mar 26, 4 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Gallery

Feeling stressed? Looking for a way to un-wind? 

Well did you know that visiting museums and galleries is a popular way to de-stress? And that visiting museums and galleries has been proven to provide other wellness benefits, including boosting standardized test scores!

So join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by certified meditation and mindfulness teacher Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we...

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Collecting French Art: A Conversation with Jeffrey Horvitz and Alvin L. Clark, Jr.

Thursday, Jan 24, 5 pm
Bellarmine Hall

Join us for a conversation between collector Jeffrey Horvitz and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., (Curator, The Horvitz Collection and The J.E. Horvitz Consultative Curator, Department of Drawings, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg) on the evening of the opening of the exhibition A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection, Thursday, January 24 at 5 p.m. in the Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall.

For more information about the event and to...

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Opening Reception: A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection

Thursday, Jan 24, 6 pm
Bellarmine Hall

A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection will be on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from January 25 - March 29, 2019; an Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, January 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Great Hall. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information about the event and to register for your free ticket please...

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Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, Jan 29, 4:30 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Gallery

Feeling stressed by the start of the new semester? Join us for a mindfulness meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Tuesday, January 29 from 4:30-5:15! Kim Tappen from Counseling & Psychological Services will offer a brief introduction and guide the session. No previous experience necessary—just leave your worries (and your shoes) at the door.

Limit 10 students, so sign up now!

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Sudanese-American Coffee Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 pm
Barone Campus Center

Join us in viewing a Sudanese-American Coffee Ceremony as representatives of the Sudanese-American House in New Britain, CT demonstrate how to prepare and serve traditional Sudanese coffee. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center on the campus of Fairfield University.

Presented in partnership with the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Arabic Studies Program, in conjunction with the...

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Fairfield Art Museum FYE Events!

Looking for a fun way to get your FYE credits? Why not take a lesson on Arabic calligraphy, or attend a screening of the award-winning film Human Flow? Check out the list of Fairfield University Art Museum FYE credit events below, and see our full schedule at fairfield.edu/museum!

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Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Oak Room Conversation: Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis Dr. Patrick Kelley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Egan School of...

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Art in Focus: Anonymous Lombard Painter, Madonna and Child, ca. 1475-1500

Thursday, Dec 13, 11 am
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, December 13, we'll be looking at this painting in the Fairfield University Art Museum's Kress Collection.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image: Anonymous Lombard Painter, Madonna and Child, ca....

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Gallery Talk: Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars

Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Fairfield University, will present a gallery talk titled Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection on the exhibition of the same name in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Wednesday, December 5 at noon.

Image: Kato Takuro, Shino-glazed Water Jar, 1973. Iron-glazed stoneware. 8 3/8 x 8 x 7 5/8 inches. © Kato Takuro

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The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection

Tuesday, Nov 27, 5 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room, 200 Barlow Road

Dr. Roberto Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Avery Library, Columbia University Libraries, will present a lecture titled The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall on Tuesday, November 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Image (detail): Votive Stele, Dedicated by Monk Zhilang, China, Eastern Wei Dynasty, Dated 548. Limestone with traces...

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Art in Focus: Personification of Agora, Roman (Antioch), late 4th century

Thursday, Nov 15, 11 am
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On November 14, we'll be looking at this floor mosaic on loan from the Worcester Art Museum. 

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image (detail): Personification of Agora, Roman (Antioch), late 4th century....

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Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tuesday, Oct 30, 5 pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room, 1073 North Benson Road

Join us for a film screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Tuesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in the Multimedia Room of the Dimenna-Nyselius Library.

About the film (from forkfilms.net):

Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came...

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Opening Reception for Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

Thursday, Oct 25, 6 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage will be on view in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the arts from October 26 - December 15, 2018; an Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery and Quick Center Lobby. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. 

Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Expressing the...

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Art in Focus: Gio/Dan (Liberia), Male Figure, 1933 or earlier

Thursday, Oct 18, 11 am
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On October 18, we'll be looking at a Liberian brass male figure included in the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image: Detail of Gio/Dan, Male...

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The Representation of Africa in Western Art

Wednesday, Oct 17, 5 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room, 200 Barlow Road

Dr. Scott Lacy, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Fairfield University, will present a lecture titled The Representation of Africa in Western Art in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk (September 14 - December 14, 2018).

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Why Coinage? Money and Its Origins in the Ancient World

Thursday, Oct 4, 5 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room, 200 Barlow Road

Dr. Peter van Alfen, Chief Curator of the American Numismatic Society, will present a lecture titled Why Coinage? Money and Its Origins in the Ancient World in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall on Thursday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Classical Studies and Art History Programs Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Image: Silver tetradrachm. Attica. Athens. 5th Century BC. American...

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A Drawing Party

Wednesday, Oct 3, 7 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Museum Classroom, 200 Barlow Road

COME ALONE OR GRAB SOME FRIENDS FOR A RELAXING EVENING AT THE MUSEUM! VISIT THE MUSEUM ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, AT 7 P.M. TO SKETCH IN THE BELLARMINE GALLERIES OR CREATE STILL LIFES IN THE CLASSROOM STUDIO.

Drawing supplies and refreshments will be provided.

The event is presented co-sponsored by the Creative Life Residential College and presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection (June 1 –...

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Art in Focus: Saint Jerome, Limoges enamel, 16th century

Thursday, Sep 27, 11 am
Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On September 27, we'll be looking at this 16th century French enamel plaque of Saint Jerome. This object is a recent addition to the Fairfield University Art Museum collection.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat...

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