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Fairfield, CT 06824
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April 2019

Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce

April 17 @ 11:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Hildreth Meière was a prolific muralist whose commissioned works adorn the walls and ceilings of public buildings from New York to California. Born in New York in 1892, Meière first studied art in Florence, Italy, where she discovered the frescoes and mosaics that were to inform her craft. Continuing her studies in New York, California, and Chicago, she traveled to Europe during the summers where she was introduced to les arts decoratifs, later to be known as Art Deco, of…

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September 2019

Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, [Study of Song #1], 1932

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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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. The event is led by the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. we'll be looking at the Study of Song #1 (1932), a work of art from the exhibition Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce (April 18 – September 21, 2019).   Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply…

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October 2019

Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Michelle DiMarzo, the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, will present a gallery talk titled Prints from the Age of Rodin. The gallery talk is on Thursday, October 3rd in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries starting at 5 p.m.   The exhibition Prints from the Age of Rodin is on view in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries from October 4 - December 21, 2019.   Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901), Mary Hamilton, 1894, Lithograph  

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Opening Reception: Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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The opening reception for Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes is on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Great Hall. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.   Image (left): Alphones Legros, Cover of L’Estampe Moderne, 1898, Lithograph, Gift of James Reed Image (right): David Hayes Jewelry  

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Family Day: Fun with Printmaking

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, for Family Day: Fun with Printmaking in the museum's Bellarmine Hall in the Smart Classroom. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child-friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.   Session 1: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Session 2: 2:30 - 4 p.m.   Please register the number of children only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.   Image: Georges Auriol (French,…

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.   Join us for a free guided meditation session in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).   Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Prints from the Age of Rodin"!

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Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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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, October 17th at 11 a.m. in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries, we'll be looking at Alexandre Lunois’ One Night at "Burrero," 1897, a work of art from the exhibition, Prints from the Age of Rodin, (October 4 - December 21, 2019).   Join us for the opportunity to engage…

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.   Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).   Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Prints from the Age of Rodin"!

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November 2019

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.   Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes).   Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Prints from the Age of Rodin"!  

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Art in Focus: Mexican, Colima Seated Figure of a Whistler, ca. 300-900 CE

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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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, November 14th, we'll be looking at this, “Seated Figure of a Whistler,” (ca. 300-900 CE), from the Fairfield University Art Museum's collection in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries.   Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your…

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Family Day: Gold and Gilded

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Please join us on Saturday, November 16th, for Family Day: Gold and Gilded in the museum's Bellarmine Hall and Smart Classroom. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10. Session 1: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Session 2: 2:30 - 4 p.m. Please register number of children only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.   Image: Priamo della Quercia, Scene from…

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles. Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes). Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Prints from the Age of Rodin"!

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December 2019

Gallery Talks: Student Presentations

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Fairfield University's class "French Art in the 19th century" is offering a unique opportunity for its students. These students will present brief gallery talks on an object of their research over the course of their semester to the public. Join us for this dynamic and fun opportunity to hear these budding museum professionals demonstrate their skills and knowledge. The students will present on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 5 - 7 p.m. in the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries. This event is…

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Drawing Party

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the gallery! Visit the museum's Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Tuesday, December 10th from 7-9 p.m. to have a chance to draw and sketch with inspiration from Prints from the Age of Rodin and The Jewelry of David Hayes! Drawing supplies and light refreshments will be provided. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition conjunction with Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes. Prints from the Age of…

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Nationally advanced master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary (though we recommend comfortable clothes). Come early to browse the permanent collections and to enjoy our current special exhibition, "Prints from the Age of Rodin"!

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Family Day: Jewelry-making

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 1-4 p.m. in the museum's Bellarmine Hall and Smart Classroom, for Family Day: Jewelry-making. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child-friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10. Session 1: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Session 2: 2:30 - 4 p.m. Please register the number of children only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu. Image: David Hayes Jewelry

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