Publicly inaugurated on October 25, 2010, the Bellarmine Museum of Art (BMA) at Fairfield University is the fruit of many years' labor. The museum's mission statement makes its objectives clear:
Art is a universal language, capable of uniting individuals and societies across time, space, and history: It has the capacity to teach, to delight, and to move. Art is a critical component of a holistic educational experience. These principles have long been championed by Fairfield University through its steadfast commitment to the Humanities and the Jesuit pedagogical tradition. They equally inform the activities of the Bellarmine Museum, which is devoted to facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for its visitors and supporters, while simultaneously helping these individuals cultivate a deeper sense of themselves and of the transcendent.
The Bellarmine Museum is dedicated to preserving, studying, and exhibiting those objects entrusted to its care, while never losing sight of its obligation to educate and inspire its many audiences, for the greater enrichment of all.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visitors are welcome from September to May, while the University is in session, from 10 - 4, Mon. - Fri. Summer Hours are Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4, and Fri. from 9:30 -
We are closed for all University holidays. We are open on selected Saturday afternoons, please check the calendar for those dates.
The BMA is open to the public and free of charge for individuals.
Groups of 10 or more are kindly requested to make an appointment in advance.
The fees for group visits (with the exception of school groups) are as follows:
Self-guided tour: $40
Guided tour with Student Intern: $60
Guided tour with Museum Director: $100
Self-guided tour: $60
Guided tour with Student Intern: $80
Guided tour with Museum Director: $120
For the safety and well-being of our guests, as well as our collections, groups are capped at 30 people.
Fees for special activities vary. Please consult our calendar or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Please note that visitors are required to leave all backpacks, umbrellas, large shopping bags and purses or carrier bags that are 12"x16" or larger in the cloakroom. Wheelchairs, service dogs, and other aids for visitors with special needs are permitted in the galleries.
Fairfield University is pleased to make the Bellarmine Museum of Art available for rent by private parties* outside of the museum's regular hours of operation.
All events held at the museum are expected to complement the character and mission of both Fairfield University and the Bellarmine Museum of Art. Private parties celebrating weddings, children's birthdays, fashion, trade, or flower shows may not be held at the museum. Please refer to the Rental and Events Policy for further details.
For more information, please contact Carey Mack Weber, Collections Manager, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2499 or email@example.com.
*Some restrictions apply, please read the policy.