Hair in the Classical World
October 7 - December 18, 2015
In most cultures hair is not worn in its natural state; it is artfully styled or dressed. Cut, combed, colored, curled, and shaped hair -- that most universal of physical features -- is also frequently adorned with implements or braids and occasionally, further embellished with pins, beads, and other decorations. This exhibition delves into this fascinating subject through a comprehensive cross-cultural examination of hair in ancient Greece, Cyprus, and Rome. Featuring artifacts from the Bronze Age to late Antiquity, Hair in the Classical World will examine how hair and its treatment were important socio-cultural signifiers in Classical Antiquity through three discrete but inter-related sections: Arrangement and Adornment, Ritual/Rites of Passage, and Divine and Royal Iconography. A scholarly symposium will complement this show.
Hair in the Classical World Symposium: Friday, November 6, 2015. 12:30-4:30. Bellarmine Hall, Fairfield University, for more information call (203) 254-4046.
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line
(February 4 – April 8, 2016)
This exhibition celebrates the career of Edward Koren – renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Through approximately 50 original pen and ink, as well as watercolor cartoons, Koren’s “capricious line” deftly articulates the neurosis of contemporary society with a distinctive drawing style, relatable characters and wry criticism.
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line presents works spanning five decades drawn from his more than 1,000 published cartoons and covers in The New Yorker. Also featuring many never-before-seen independent drawings that highlight his savvy intellect and innovative technique, Koren delights in portraying man’s relationship to society and nature through imaginary beasts, comedic societal interactions and humorous commentaries on art. This exhibition honors the accomplishments of Koren as a beloved cartoonist, while demonstrating his skill as an artist.
Koren’s satiric art addresses diverse social, cultural, and environmental issues. Through this impressive collection of works, Koren shares with his audiences the sheer fun and joy of drawing. These innovative illustrations demonstrate the psychological, philosophical and comical talents of Koren’s pen.