Upcoming Exhibitions

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Our exhibitions change regularly! See below for exhibitions planned for Fall 2023 and beyond.
Suzanne Chamlin, Rose Bush Painting

Suzanne Chamlin: Studies in Color

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

April 5 – July 27, 2024

In this exhibition of recent work, Chamlin explores ideas about color theory and light through a series of landscape and interior stills. For each of her paintings, Chamlin sets a highly specific palette; experimentation within this limited range then guides her decisions about process and pictorial space.

Suzanne Chamlin is Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Her drawings are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Nelson Atkins Museum. Chamlin has attended numerous residencies including at the Albers Foundation and Yaddo. Chamlin received her B.A. from Barnard College and M.F.A. from Yale University.

Image: Suzanne Chamlin, Rose Bush Painting, 2019, oil on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Malcolm Varon, NYC

Peter Anton, Dark Bar Chaos

Peter Anton: Just Desserts

Walsh Gallery

May 10 – July 27, 2024

This whimsical exhibition of Peter Anton’s outsized, hyper-realistic sculptures of sweets will include ice cream cones, cakes and confections. Anton has experimented with various methods, including wood, metal, plaster, resin, and oil and acrylic paints to achieve the physicality of his monumental desserts. He chooses subjects that encourage people to think about their own relationship to food, and the memories and nostalgia that these childhood favorites conjure.

Image: Peter Anton, Dark Bar Chaos, © 2021

Albrecht Dürer Adam and Eve

Old Master Prints from the Wetmore Collection

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

September 20 – December 21, 2024

This exhibition will explore themes and media in European printmaking between the 15th-18th centuries. Drawn from the Wetmore Collection at Connecticut College, the exhibition includes more than 60 prints by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, and Canaletto, among others.

This exhibition will be the second in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University undergraduate students in the Museum Exhibition Seminar, under the direction of Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, FUAM Curator of Education and Academic Engagement and Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Culture in the department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Image: Albrecht Dürer Adam and Eve, 1504, engraving. Courtesy the Wetmore Collection, Connecticut College

Mikel Elam, Veil

Sacred Space: A Brandywine Workshop and Archive Print Exhibition

Walsh Gallery

September 27 – December 21, 2024

Sacred Space, organized by guest curator Juanita Sunday, draws on the rich history of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, founded in Philadelphia in 1972 by artist Allan Edmunds. The exhibition encourages a deep exploration of spiritual connection, inviting viewers to reflect on the ancestral wisdom and memory passed down through generations. The exhibition serves as a portal into the interconnected realms of spirituality, time, space, memory, and culture. The artists pay homage to their forebears, drawing upon cultural traditions, rituals, and sacred practices to honor and preserve, as well as question, the invaluable heritage that shapes our identities.

Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Afrodiaspora and Indigenous cultures, the exhibition engages with the artworks as catalysts for personal introspection and collective dialogue, prompting questions about our place in the universe, our relationships, the significance of our histories, and the transformative power of spiritual connection.

My belief is that art is best as the articulation of spiritual ideas or transformative intention. It can be an agent of spiritual inspiration or personal and social transformation.” - Michael D. Harris

As of 2023, FUAM is home to a Brandywine Satellite collection joins prestigious institutions with Brandywine “satellite collections” joining other institutions including Harvard Art Museums, RISD Museum, and the University of Delaware Museums. Sacred Space features works from FUAM’s own collection as well as loans from other institutions.

Image: Mikel Elam, Veil, 2019, offset lithograph and screenprint on paper. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022.17.13

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