Fairfield University Art Museum Announces New Series, Art in Focus

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro, scipollaro@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000, ext. 2726

Image Credit: Carlo Maratti, Bacchus and Ariadne, ca. 1680. Oil on canvas. 47 x 55 inches. On loan from a private collection.

FAIRFIELD, CONN. (September 19, 2017) – The Fairfield University Art Museum announces a new monthly series of gallery conversations, Art in Focus, beginning Thursday, September 28 at 11 a.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on the campus of Fairfield University. During each event in the series, one painting, print, or sculpture in the museum’s collection will take center stage for an hour’s worth of close looking and informal discussion, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo, PhD.

On September 28, Art in Focus will examine Carlo Maratta’s Bacchus and Ariadne (ca. 1680), on loan from a private collection. In this scene, drawn from Greco-Roman mythology, Maratta depicted the moment of encounter between Ariadne, a beautiful princess abandoned by her lover, and Bacchus, the god of wine, fertility, and madness. Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with a work of art in a relaxed atmosphere! Seating will be provided. All events in the series are free and open to the public. Reserve your seat at fuam.eventbrite.com.

Fall Art in Focus dates (all sessions meet at 11 a.m.):

September 28: Carlo Maratta’s Bacchus and Ariadne, ca. 1680

October 26: After Raphael, Transfiguration, 19th century

November 16: Utagawa Hiroshige II, Soto Beach in Mutsu Province, 1859

December 14: Martin van Meytens II, Portrait of a Boy, ca. 1750


The museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries are located on the lower level of Bellarmine Hall on the campus of Fairfield University, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. It is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11-4 p.m., when classes are in session. Admission is free. The Fairfield University Museum of Art is handicap-accessible. Please consult the museum website for details.


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Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200 acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on September 19, 2017

Vol. 50, No. 37

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