Education and Public Programming

The museum is currently expanding its educational and outreach programming. Students and educators are always welcome, as are members of the general public. Groups of eight or more are kindly requested to call in advance to make a reservation at (203) 254-4000, ext. 4046 or e-mail at museum@fairfield.edu. Families are invited to the BMA on select Saturdays for special enrichment activities, see below. Please refer to the calendar for more details.

K-12 Educators

School groups are required to make a reservation. A contribution of $3 per child is requested for groups of 10 or more (payable at the time of visit). Adult supervision is required for all school groups: 1 adult chaperone per every 8 children must accompany the students at all times.

The Bellarmine Museum of Art is committed to working with local schools and their educators to create collaborative programs that balance visual thinking skills with curricular mandates and standards.

Teachers and educators interested in planning activities are invited to contact the museum directly at (203) 254-4046 or e-mail at museum@fairfield.edu.


Lectures & Gallery Talks 2016

Thursday, February 4, 5-6 p.m.
Lecture: The Art of The New Yorker: Drawing and Decision, A Conversation with Cartoonists Lee Lorenz and Edward Koren.

Presented with community partner, The Westport Library
Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall

Free and open to the public. Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Edward Koren: The Capricious Line (exhibition runs through April 8, 2016)

Bellarmine Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com


Saturday, February 20, 1-4 p.m.

Museum open to the general public.

Family Day: Cartoon Art

Free and open to the public for 2 sessions, 1-2:30 and 2:30-4.
Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com


Thursday, March 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Don Gummer - The Armature of Emotion: Drawings and Sculpture (exhibition runs through June 11, 2016)

Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public. Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, March 16, 7-9 p.m.

Film Screening: Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists
(HBO Documentary Films, 2015)

Presented in conjunction with Edward Koren: The Capricious Line (exhibition runs through
April 8, 2016), in cooperation with community partner, The Westport Library.

McManus Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary

Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m.

Museum open to the general public.

Family Day: Renaissance Princes and Princesses

Free and open to the public for 2 sessions, 1-2:30 and 2:30-4.
Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Drawing and Sculpture - A Conversation with Sculptor Don Gummer and Curator Luke Syson, Chairman of the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presented in conjunction with Don Gummer – The Armature of Emotion: Drawings and Sculpture  (exhibition runs through June 11, 2016)

Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts
Free and open to the public. Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

March 29, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Lecture: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Votes: The Power of Symbols in Political Cartoons
In a presentation intersecting art, politics, history and psychology, award-winning illustrator and teacher of visual thinking Sean Kelly, explores how simple images and humor have influenced American culture.

Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall
Presented in conjunction with Edward Koren: The Capricious Line (exhibition runs through
April 8, 2016)

Free and open to the public. Followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Great Hall.
Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Drawing Party: Come Draw! An Evening of Drawing at the Bellarmine Museum

Bellarmine Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Drawing supplies and refreshments provided.
Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 20, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Lecture: Did Donatello Draw?: Designing Sculpture in the Renaissance
Michael Cole, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology,
Columbia University, New York. This talk will look at three of the most famous and controversial drawings believed to have been made by early Italian sculptors, examining the debates surrounding them.

Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Presented in conjunction with Don Gummer - The Armature of Emotion: Drawings and Sculpture (exhibition runs through June 11, 2016) Free and open to the public.
Please register at www.bellarminewag.eventbrite.com

 

 

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