Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art announces November-December schedule of free events



Image: Night at the MuseumFairfield University's new Bellarmine Museum of Art is now open to the public and the first temporary exhibition, "Gifts from Athens: New Plaster Casts from the Acropolis Museum and Photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis" will continue through December 17. Director Jill Deupi, J.D., Ph.D. announces a schedule of free events that includes gallery talks, films and family events from Nov. through the month of Dec. The museum is located in the lower level of Bellarmine Hall, the tallest point on the campus. Free parking is adjacent to the side entrance. Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday from 10-3 p.m. and the museum will be open from 12-5 p.m. for Saturday events, two of which are devoted to family activities. All events are free and open to the public.

Gallery talks are held at noon in the museum's Meditz Gallery. The talks relate to the current exhibition and introduce the public to highlights of the new museum. Films, which are screened in the museum's smART classroom at noon, include several screenings of a PBS Nova film, "Secrets of the Parthenon" and of "The Caryatid Hairstyling Project," a film by Dr. Katherine Schwab exploring the hairstyles of ancient Greek sculpture. There will be two Saturdays devoted to family events.

The schedule of events follows:

Bellarmine Museum of Art Gallery Events for November and December 2010

November

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Film: 12 p.m. (noon) - The Caryatid Hairstyling Project, a film by Dr. Katherine Schwab exploring the hairstyles of ancient Greek sculpture. (18 minutes)

Friday, Nov. 12
Film: 12 p.m. (noon) - Nova's Secrets of the Parthenon (50 minutes)

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Talk: 12 p.m. (noon) - Gifts from Athens: New Plaster Casts from the Acropolis Museum and Photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis - Dr. Jill Deupi (director, Bellarmine Museum) and Dr. Katherine A. Schwab (associate professor of art history, and Curator of the Plaster Cast Collection, Bellarmine Museum): An overview of the museum's first temporary exhibition, discussing both broad themes as well as specific objects in the show. (45 minutes)

Friday, Nov. 19
Film: 12 p.m. (noon) - Nova's Secrets of the Parthenon (50 minutes)

Saturday, Nov. 20
Family: 12 p.m. (noon)-5 p.m. Scheduled tours (1:30 and 3:30 p.m.); story time (2:00 and 4:00 p.m.) for ages 4-10. Drop-in craft activities.

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Film: 12 p.m. (noon) - Nova's Secrets of the Parthenon (50 minutes)

 

December

Thursday, Dec. 2
Talk: 12 p.m. (noon) - Plaster Cast Collection at the Bellarmine Museum of Art - Mara Giarratana-Young, Museum Intern: Highlights tour of the Bellarmine Museum of Art's cast collection. (30 minutes)

Friday, Dec. 3
Film: 12 p.m. (noon) - The Caryatid Hairstyling Project, a film by Dr. Katherine Schwab exploring the hairstyles of ancient Greek sculpture. (18 minutes)

Monday, Dec. 6
Talk: 12 p.m. (noon) - Plaster Cast Collection at the Bellarmine Museum of Art - Mara Giarratana-Young, Museum Intern: Highlights tour of the Bellarmine Museum of Art's cast collection. (30 minutes) Repeat of Dec. 2

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Talk: 12 p.m. (noon) - Gifts from Athens: New Plaster Casts from the Acropolis Museum and Photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis - Dr. Jill Deupi (director, Bellarmine Museum) and Dr. Katherine A. Schwab (associate professor of art history, and Curator of the Plaster Cast Collection, Bellarmine Museum): An overview of the museum's first temporary exhibition, discussing both broad themes as well as specific objects in the show. (45 minutes) Repeat of Nov. 16

Saturday, Dec. 11
Talk: 12 p.m. (noon) - Highlights from the Bellarmine Museum of Art's Permanent Collection, Megan Kimmins and Annie Carter, Museum Interns (45 minutes)

Saturday, Dec. 18
Family: 12 p.m. (noon)-5 p.m. Scheduled tours (1:30 and 3:30 p.m.); story time (2:00 and 4:00 p.m.) for ages 4-10. Drop-in craft activities.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 5, 2010

Vol. 43, No. 106