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Calendar of Events

Listed here are programs offered during the current semester or (if between terms), upcoming semester. Use the filter at the left to search events by date and type. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Use the register now link beside each listing to sign up.

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piece from #UNLOAD

Gun Violence in Connecticut: Realities and Paths Forward

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Event Type: Panel Discussion

Panelists include: Brent Peterkin, Statewide Coordinator, DOJ Project Longevity; Matt McDermott, Executive Director, Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut (CONECT); Jeremy Stein, Executive Director, Connecticut Against Gun Violence

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists.

Piece from collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Great Hall and Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Opening Reception

African Necklace

The Artist as Collector: Alfred J. Tulk in Liberia

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

Event Type: Lecture

Dr. Christopher B. Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, and Director of the Museum Studies Program, Connecticut College

Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Piece from #UNLOAD

Conversation: Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

Event Type: Panel Discussion

Moderated by Rep. Jim Himes
Panelists include: Dr. Patrick Kelley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Egan School of Nursing and Founder, Forum on Global Violence Prevention, National Academies of Science; Dr. Bradley Stolbach, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago and Clinical Director, Healing Hurt People - Chicago

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists.

Sun dial

Gallery Talk: Bradley McCallum

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00

Location: Gallery Talk: Bradley McCallum

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Artist Bradley McCallum

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists

Piece from Mizuashi: Japanese Water Jars

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Fairfield University

Piece from Saint Jerome

Art in Focus: Saint Jerome, Limoges enamel, 16th century

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement

Piece from Guns and Museums

Guns and Museums: A Workshop for Museum Educators

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Wien Experimental Theatre

Event Type: Symposia

Jonathan Ferrara, exhibition organizer and Gallery Owner, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery; FUAM curatorial and education staff

Ticket price: $35 (includes coffee, lunch, and optional round-trip shuttle from Fairfield train station to the Quick Center)

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists

Piece from Mizuashi

A Drawing Party

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and smART classroom

Event Type: Special Events

Drawing materials and light refreshments are provided.

Co-sponsored by the Creative Life Residential College and presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection and Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Piece from Why Coinage

Why Coinage? Money and Its Origins in the Ancient World

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

Event Type: Lecture

Dr. Peter van Alfen, Chief Curator, American Numismatic Society

Co-sponsored by the Classical Studies and Art History Programs
Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Image from Movement Art is Performance

Movement Art Is (MAI)

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts

Event Type: Special Events

World premiere dance commissioned by the Quick Center for the Arts featuring artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

Tickets include cocktails and a dance party

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists.

Piece from Gio/Dan

Art in Focus: Gio/Dan (Liberia), Male Figure, 1933 or earlier

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement

Piece from The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Family Day: Arts of Liberia

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (2 Sessions)

Location: Bellarmine Hall, SmART Classroom

Event Type: Families

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Piece from Collateral Damage

Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery and Lobby

Event Type: Opening Reception

Piece from Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre

Event Type: Lecture

Artist Mohamad Hafez

Poster of Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room

Event Type: Films

Co-sponsored by JUHAN, Center for Faith and Public Life, Black Studies Program, Women, Gender & Sexuality Program, Politics Department, Sociology and Anthropology Department

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Piece from Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Gallery

Event Type:

Led by Faraz Khan, an American Islamic calligrapher and 2015 artist-in-residence at the Arts Council of Princeton University. Materials and instruction provided.


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

Piece from learning arabic

Learn Arabic in 30 Minutes!

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Walsh Art Gallery

Event Type:

Members of Fairfield’s Arabic Language Club will offer a fun introductory language lesson—learn basic greetings, introductions, and more!

 

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage

Piece from personification of agora

Art in Focus: Personification of Agora, Roman (Antioch), late 4th century

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement

Piece from Life in Ancient Greece

Family Day: Life in Ancient Greece

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (2 sessions)

Location: Bellarmine Hall, SmART Classroom

Event Type: Families

Piece from Columbia University's Art Collection

The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

Event Type: Lecture

Dr. Roberto Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Avery Library, Columbia University Libraries

Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Piece from Collecting and Field Work in West Africa

Collecting and Field Work in West Africa

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Scott Lacy, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Fairfield University

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk

Piece from Japanese Water Jars

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Fairfield University

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection

Piece from Madonna and Child

Art in Focus: Anonymous Lombard Painter, Madonna and Child, ca. 1475-1500

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Bellarmine Hall Galleries

Event Type: Gallery Talks

Dr. Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement

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