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

Guerrilla Girls: A Dialogue on Discrimination in Art, Media, and Politics:
A Guerrilla Girls “Gig” with “Frida Kahlo” and Q & A with exhibition curator Neysa Page-Lieberman
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Oak Room, Barone Campus Center

Gallery Talk with Prof. Marice Rose on the Guerrilla Girls
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 noon
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts

Gallery Talk with artist Rick Shaefer
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 , 5:00 p.m.
Bellarmine Museum of Art, Bellarmine Hall

Tradition and Globalization in Contemporary Chinese Art
Lecture with Dr. Aileen June Wang, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor of Art History and
Museum Studies, Long Island University
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
DiMenna-Nyselius Library, multi-media room

Women in the Classical World
Lecture with Dr. Rebecca Sinos, Chair, Classics Dept., Amherst College
Date tbd

Gari Melchers in Context
Lecture with Dr. Joanna D. Catron, Curator, Gari Melchers Home and Studio
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5 p.m.
Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall

Family Days

Family Days will be held five times during the 2014-15 academic year. Free and open to all, these are generally held on the Second Saturday of the month. The calendar and themes for 2014-15 are as follows:

Saturday, October 4 - Art & Animals
Saturday, November 8 - Street Art
Saturday, February 7 - Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Saturday, March 14 - Exploring Expressionism
Saturday, June 6 - Ruffs & Cuffs: Costume & Culture in Renaissance Art

On these Saturdays, the museum is open to the general public from 12-5 p.m. with activities for children and families from 1-4 p.m. Join us for drop-in craft activities, child-friendly gallery talks, and story time in the museum.