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Museums at Fairfield University

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:

  • Members' previews of exhibitions
  • Gallery talks
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and programs
  • Participation in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program, which offers complimentary admission to over 40 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 filling out this form, or on the donate button on the home page.

Join the Patrons Circle

The Patrons Circle is an upper level museum Friends group.  Members are invited to special, private events and programs throughout the years.  100% of membership dues are used to support new acquisitions for the museum and to help us expand our small but distinguished collection. 

Patrons Circle Benefits include the following:

  • Receptions at prominent Old Master and contemporary art galleries in New York City
  • Gallery tours and conversations with gallerists
  • Visits to distinguished private collections and foundations
  • Private tours of museums and special collections
  • Invitation to an annual donor recognition event
  • Opportunities to travel to museums and art fairs around the country and abroad
  • Honorary membership in the President’s Circle, a group comprising upper-level supporters of Fairfield University whose generosity is recognized at an annual holiday celebration
  • All the benefits of museum membership

Annual membership dues:

  • $1,000 Individual (100% tax deductible)
  • $1,500 Dual (100% tax-deductible)


Donations of Works of Art

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 Linda Wolk-Simon (203-254-2215; lwolk-simon@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.


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 Lauren Williams (203-254-4046; lwilliams@fairfield.edu) for information about volunteer opportunities and our new docent program.

1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
(203) 254-4000