Art Museum Online Conversations, Nov. 5

Art Museum Online Conversations, Nov. 5

Utagawa Hiroshige, Fuchu, The Abe River

Utagawa Hiroshige, Fuchu, The Abe River (Fuchu, Abekawa), from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi)", early 20th century, woodblock print. Gift of Erik Thomsen Gallery (2017.02.02)

Join the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) next Thursday for two different virtual discussion sessions: one about the work of Ruby Sky Stiler and another about Hiroshige I's "Fuchu: The Abe River" from the series "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road."

At 11 a.m. on November 5, curator of education and academic engagement Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, will lead a discussion of Hiroshige I's "Fuchu: The Abe River" from the series "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road" as a part of the FUAM's continuing virtual Art in Focus series, which offers the opportunity for a close look at a single work of art. 

Take a peek at "Fuchu: The Abe River," and send any questions you have about the artwork ahead of the event to Dr. DiMarzo (mdimarzo@fairfield.edu). For more information and to register, please visit the FUAM's Eventbrite page.

At 5 p.m., tune in for a lecture entitled, The Body Paramount: Gender, Tradition & Design in the work of Ruby Sky StilerJoin Amy Smith-Stewart (senior curator, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum) and Mellissa Huber (assistant curator, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) for this virtual conversation presented in connection with the FUAM's current exhibition Ruby Sky Stiler Group Relief. This event is part of the Edwin L. Weisl Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation. Register on Eventbrite for the link to the talk. 

In accordance with the University's Covid-19 protocols, which prohibit the public from entering campus, the museum will be closed to outside visitors this fall. While the FUAM staff apologizes that they can't welcome visitors to fall exhibitions, please engage and take advantage of the museum's extensive virtual programming. Please also take the FUAM's patron survey, and let them know what else you'd like to see!
 
Please follow the museum on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for art-related content designed to keep you entertained during this period of closure.
 
The museum will be available only for Fairfield University students, faculty and staff following strict Covid-19 protocols including mandatory mask wearing, one-way traffic flow, capacity limits, and social distancing.
 
For more information, please visit the Fairfield University Art Museum's website.

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