Upcoming Exhibitions

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Our exhibitions change each semester. Below is information about exhibitions planned for Fall 2022 and beyond.
Women’s Rights are Human Rights Poster

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Walsh Gallery

January 20 – April 8, 2023

Gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in global society: women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage disparities; are often denied access to basic education and health care; suffer from violence and discrimination; and are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes. The more than 80 posters, created by artists worldwide, celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while actively challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, and protecting women and girls against brutality. In their collective visual voice, these posters promote women’s empowerment and participation in society while challenging religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize, or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential.

Co-curated by Fairfield University faculty, Jocelyn Boryczka, PhD, Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Liz Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD in collaboration with museum staff.
Norma Minkowitz, Baggage

Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

January 27 – April 8, 2023

Norma Minkowitz: Body to Soul is a solo exhibition surveying the artist’s four-decade engagement with the physical and symbolic properties of thread. Minkowitz reinvents traditional needlework by crocheting fantastical forms, coating them in resin and shellac to create rigid sculptures and hangings. The delicate, mesh-like surfaces of her artworks break down oppositions between soft and hard, inside and outside, body and soul.

The poetic title Body to Soul is borrowed from just one of the sculptures that will be on view, but it is a broader theme that reverberates across the exhibition’s selection of over thirty vessels, sculptures, wall hangings, wearables, and works on paper – including never-before-seen examples coming from the artist’s studio.

Norma Minkowitz lives and works in Connecticut. Her work is represented in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. She is unique among fiber artists creating hard sculptures from soft materials, and for using thread to invoke universal themes of mortality, memory, nature, and writing. The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Parrish PhD., Assistant Professor of Art History at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire.

Image: Norma Minkowitz, Baggage, 2007, fiber, paint, resin, courtesy of the artist

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Peter Anton: Just Desserts

Walsh Gallery

April 28 – July 15, 2023

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.

 

 

Arthur Szyk, Madness, 1941, Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper, Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

In Real Times - Arthur Szyk: Artist and Soldier for Human Rights

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

September 29 – December 16, 2023

This exhibition will feature over 60 works by the acclaimed Polish Jewish miniaturist and political cartoonist Arthur Szyk (1899-1951), including political cartoons, illustrations of critical texts of the Jewish tradition, and stamps and seals that honor the power and importance of democratic ideals.

Image caption: Arthur Szyk, Madness, 1941, Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper, Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

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