Upcoming Exhibitions

Fairfield University Art Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions are generally planned about two years in advance and will be listed here as soon as the exhibition dates and venue, as well as most other details, are confirmed.
French Drawing

A French Affair
Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

January 25 – March 29, 2019

History, mythology, poetry, and portraiture provided a vast range of subject matter for French artists of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Drawn from the peerless holdings of The Horvitz Collection—one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of early modern French art—this exhibition features paintings and drawings in all these genres by such celebrated artists as Charles Le Brun, Nicolas de Largillière, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. The impressive selection of over 50 drawings, some exhibited with related prints, focuses on a particular category—designs for book illustration—thereby highlighting not only the creative inventiveness of the artists who formulated lavish visual imagery from the written word, but also the rich literary traditions of France and the vibrant book publishing industry they spawned.

Print from The Artist Collects

The Artist Collects
Highlights from the James Reed Collection

Walsh Gallery

March 14 – June 8, 2019

This exhibition celebrates the transformative gift of the James Reed Collection of Old Master, 19th-century, and modern prints to the Fairfield University Art Museum. Assembled over several decades by artist, collector and Master Printer James Reed, the collection comprises more than 1,500 prints spanning the 16th through the early 21st centuries. The exhibition presents highlights from the three great strengths of the Reed Collection: 19th-century French etching and lithography; German Expressionist woodcuts and lithographs; and modern and contemporary prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodin Sculpture

Rodin
Truth, Form, Life

Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts

September 13 – December 21, 2019

This small but powerful retrospective called RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE is comprised of 22 bronzes. Visitors to this exhibition will come face to face with the powerful emotions embedded in the works of the “father” of modern sculpture. Rodin’s focus on depicting human emotion and intimate moments upended the world of traditional sculpture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His innovative processes of repetition and multiplication broke boundaries, and his influence endures today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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