Fairfield University Art Museum: June Programs

Fairfield University Art Museum: June Programs

Lucy Sallick, Studio Floor: Still Life #4, 1975, Oil on canvas. Westport Public Art Collections, 530, Bicentennial Trust for Westport Art, 1976-1978. © Lucy Sallick

Lucy Sallick, Studio Floor: Still Life #4, 1975, Oil on canvas. Westport Public Art Collections, 530, Bicentennial Trust for Westport Art, 1976-1978. © Lucy Sallick

The museum is winding down its season, but there are a few remaining lectures and talks that are not to be missed.

The Fairfield University Art Museum has several upcoming programs this June that are free and open to the public.

The last lecture in the popular Art in Focus series will take place on June 1, in person in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries at 11 a.m., or virtually on thequicklive.com at noon. This session, presented by curator of education and academic engagement Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, will focus on a photograph by artist James Welling entitled Kore 674. The discussion will explore Welling’s unusual combination of photography and mixed media, as well as a comparison with the museum’s own plaster cast of Euthydikos’ Kore, after an ancient Greek marble sculpture.

On June 6 at 5 p.m., the museum will present a talk in conjunction with the current exhibition, In Their Element(s): Women Artists Across Media, titled "Women of the Westport Public Collections," in-person in the Diffley Board Room on the first floor of Bellarmine Hall, or livestreaming via thequicklive.com. The discussion will be presented by Kathie Bennewitz (executive director, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, and town curator, Westport Public Art Collections/WestPAC), and Ive Covaci, PhD, adjunct professor of art history and visual culture at Fairfield University, and committee chair, WestPAC). On view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries until July 15, In Their Element(s) marks the Museum’s first collaboration with WestPAC, which lent seven works, including sculptures by Niki Ketchman and Nina Bentley.

The Bellarmine Hall Galleries will close for the summer when the In Their Element(s) exhibition ends on July 15. The Walsh Gallery is open until July 1, and currently on view is Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, an international poster exhibition that celebrates and acknowledges the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society. Both galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Museum Director Carey Weber shared that “these exhibitions and programs close out a very successful year for the Fairfield University Art Museum. We presented 74 in-person and virtual programs from September through June, of which 55 were in person (or hybrid), and 19 were exclusively virtual. Whenever possible, we try to livestream and record our in-person programs, so if you missed a program this past year, I encourage you to look for it on the Museum’s YouTube channel – you have all summer to catch up!”

Weber continued, “during this past academic year, we were delighted to welcome over 8,000 in-person visitors, and we engaged more than 60,000 people from across the world with our digital offerings. We look forward to another year of exciting exhibitions and programs, starting up again in late September with a major exhibition of the artwork of Arthur Szyk.

Learn more and register to attend events at fairfield.edu/museum.

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