Fall Events at the Fairfield University Art Museum

Fall Events at the Fairfield University Art Museum

Museum patrons enjoying the Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce exhibition on view through Sept. 21.

Museum patrons enjoying the Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce exhibition on view through Sept. 21 in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries.

Don’t miss all that’s going on at the museum the over the next few months: from opening night festivities, to special lectures, to the first-ever Rodin exhibition in Fairfield County — and more.

This is the second exhibition of Rodin’s sculpture ever in Connecticut, and the very first in Fairfield County, so we hope everyone who is interested will have the chance to see it!

— Carey Mack Weber, the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum

“We are very excited about the events and programs we have planned for our fall season, and hope to see many visitors in the galleries often,” said Carey Mack Weber, the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM).

In connection with the current exhibition Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce (on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries until September 21), Kurt Schlichting, PhD, Fairfield University Professor Emeritus of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, will present a lecture titled, The City Comes of Age: NYC in the Gilded Age, on Wednesday, September 11 at 5 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center in the Dogwood Room.

On September 12, the museum’s exhibition RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections will open and be on view in the Walsh Gallery from September 13 - December 21, 2019.

“This is the second exhibition of Rodin’s sculpture ever in Connecticut, and the very first in Fairfield County, so we hope everyone who is interested will have the chance to see it!” Weber said.

This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures, which were modeled between 1860 and 1910. The works on view include preparatory studies for some of Rodin’s most important public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell, as well as portraits of French authors Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac.

The opening night festivities on September 12 begin at 5 p.m. in the Wien Experimental Theater at the Quick Center for the Arts with a lecture titled, Drama from Head to Toe: Rodin and the Making of the Burghers of Calais presented by Jennifer Thompson, PhD, the Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Following the lecture will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. in the museum's Walsh Gallery and lobby of the Quick Center for the Arts where light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

There are many more events scheduled throughout the fall at the FUAM. For more information on the exhibitions and related programs, and to register for events, visit the museum’s website: fairfield.edu/museum.

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