Membership & Support

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Membership & Support

Join our free membership program! Help support the museum’s programs and exhibitions on STAGiving Day (March) or during our Annual Appeal (November). If you would like to support our acquisitions program, please consider joining the Patrons Circle. You can also support FUAM by volunteering. Read further about all these opportunities, and the many benefits museum membership offers, below.

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Become a Member of the Fairfield University Art Museum!

Membership Is Free!


As a member, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Gallery talks
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and programs
  • Participation in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program, which offers complimentary admission to over 80 museums
  • Subscription to quarterly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to special members-only events and trips

To join, please complete the form.
Questions? Please call (203) 254-4046 or email museum@fairfield.edu.

Ways To Give

The Fairfield University Art Museum relies on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends to help us achieve success. Essential support from donors and sponsors ensures our continuing vitality as a rich cultural resource for the university and the community. Please help us fulfill our mission and consider making a gift the museum.

Giving By Mail - Please make checks payable to Fairfield University and send to:

Fairfield University Art Museum
Bellarmine Hall
1073 N. Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824

Please Note "Fairfield University Art Museum" in the Memo Line

Giving Online - gifts can be made securely online using a debit or credit card by clicking the button below (select "Other Designations" and "Fairfield University Art Museum").


Black Art Fund

In 2021, the museum announced the creation of the Black Art Fund, a new fundraising initiative to support the acquisition of artwork by contemporary Black artists, to address a major gap in the museum’s permanent collection. The museum is seeking both financial contributions to this fund, and donations of museum quality artworks to achieve greater representation and recognition of non-white artists and artworks. As of fall 2022, we have received three gifts of artwork, and have purchased 26 works with the funds that we have raised.

Image Captions (left to right, top to bottom): Sam Gilliam, Fast Track, 1992. 8 color relief and etching. Gift of Russell Panczenko, 2021 / Roberto Lugo, Peaceful Protesters: Nina Simone II, 2021. Glazed ceramic, luster, steel, epoxy, enamel. Museum Purchase, with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2021 / Janet Taylor Pickett, Memory Jacket, 2007. Offset lithograph. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022 / Ruth Owens, Edelweiss Shower, 2019. Casein on paper. Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022 / Robert Visani, Cardboard Slave Kit, Abolitionist Blend DIY, 2021. Cardboard. Museum Purchase, with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2021 / Samella Lewis, Cleo (Color), 1996. Offset lithograph. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022 / Larry Walker, Veiled Wall Spirits, 2009. Offset lithograph. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022 / Mikel Elam, Veil, 2019, Offset lithograph. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022 / Frank Smith, Be Bop Vamp, 1986. Offset lithograph. Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022.

Giving By Mail - Please make checks payable to Fairfield University and send to:

 
Fairfield University Art Museum
Bellarmine Hall
1073 N. Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
 
Please Note "Art Museum/Black Art Fund" in the Memo Line
 

Giving Online - gifts can be made securely online using a debit or credit card by clicking the button below (enter "Black Art Fund" in the box marked "Other.")

 

 

If you are interested in making a donation of museum-quality artwork, please contact Executive Director Carey Weber.

Join the 2010 Society

The 2010 Society is an exclusive group of museum Friends. Your generosity will continue to keep the museum free and accessible to all. 100% of annual dues are used to support three crucial needs of the museum: diversifying and strengthening our small but distinguished collection, enhancing exhibitions and awareness, and inspiring young minds.  

2010 Society Benefits:

  • Special invitations to social and academic events where you will connect with other supporters of the arts
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to museum programming
  • Recognition in the Fairfield University President’s Circle, including an invitation to a President’s annual Holiday Reception
  • All the benefits of museum membership

Annual membership dues:

  • $2,010 Individual (100% tax-deductible)
  • $4,020 Dual (100% tax-deductible)

 

Donations of Artwork

If you would like to discuss the possible donation of works of art to the museum, thereby helping us grow our permanent collection and enhancing our essential teaching mission, contact Carey Weber (203-254-2499; cweber@fairfield.edu) for information about our Collections and Acquisitions Policy. All works of art accepted as donations to the collection are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Volunteers

We need you! Help us fulfill our mission of offering meaningful and enriching opportunities for engagement with original works of art to the Fairfield University community and members of the public! Contact the museum (museum@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4046) for information about volunteer opportunities.

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