FUAM Virtual Fall Programs & 10th Anniversary Celebration

FUAM Virtual Fall Programs & 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) will remain closed to the public due to Covid-19, but despite the current pandemic, they have planned a full docket of virtual programming for the fall, including an online 10th anniversary celebration.

Opening on Friday, Sept. 11, Ruby Sky Stiler - Group Relief is an exhibition that will feature new relief paintings and figurative furniture-sculpture by New York artist Ruby Sky Stiler (b. 1979). This exhibition is presented as part of the celebration of 50 years of women at Fairfield University. Stiler, who holds a BFA from RISD and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art, has been investigating images of women inspired by the techniques and language of classical antiquity for more than a decade.

Patrons can join artist Ruby Sky Stiler and exhibition curator and director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Ian Berry, for a virtual opening conversation on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

FUAM will mark its 10th anniversary with an exhibition of work by Connecticut-based British painter Andrew Forge (1923-2002). Eighteen of Forge’s large and luminous “dot paintings” and ten smaller wa­tercolors are included in Andrew Forge: The Limits of Sight, which will be on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Dec. 19. On Thursday, Sept. 24, an opening lecture at 4 p.m. will be led by scholar and guest curator Karen Wilkin.

A virtual anniversary celebration will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6–7 p.m. and will feature Executive Director Carey Weber and former directors Jill Deupi, PhD and Linda Wolk-Simon, PhD, among other special guests. The FUAM will also debut a film celebrating the history of the museum, and will share a filmed tour of their Andrew Forge exhibition.

“We are so grateful for all of the support of the museum over these past 10 years, both from the University and the greater Fairfield community,” said Weber. “We hope our patrons will continue to engage with us during this fall, even while we, sadly, remain closed to the general public.”

In addition to the museum’s anniversary celebration, they are offering almost 20 programs, these include lectures and gallery talks relating to FUAM’s two fall exhibitions, as well as Virtual Family Days with pick-up art kits, and their Art in Focus series with Curator of Education and Academic Engagement Michelle DiMarzo, PhD.

All of the programs can be found listed on the FUAM website and Eventbrite site. Follow FUAM on social media to stay current and to be informed about any additions to the programming.

 

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