Critics Agree: Fairfield's Two Colleen Browning Exhibitions Are Ones to See
The critics have spoken! And they agree that a pair of Fairfield University art exhibitions exploring the career of artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003) and running concurrently at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery provide important viewing. Recently published features and reviews in the New York Times, Hartford Courant, and Hearst Newspapers, describe various facets of both shows: “The Early Works” at the Bellarmine Museum of Art, and “A Brush with Magic” at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. Both are on view through Sunday, March 24, 2013, and feature works from an artist who played a significant role in America’s contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Although she attained sensational early success on the American art scene, Colleen Browning’s fame has almost entirely evaporated. The exhibitions rediscover and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter.
“Family Day: Street Art” (best for ages four and up), from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Bellarmine Museum, which is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. that day.
Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history at Fairfield University, who authored a recently published monograph on the artist, presents the lecture “Colleen Browning: The Enchantment of Realism,” from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Free admission and open to the public.
The Bellarmine Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the University is in session and is located on the lower level of Bellarmine Hall on the campus of Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, in Fairfield, CT. Admission is free. Call (203) 254-4046, or visit www.fairfield.edu/museum.
The Thomas J. Walsh Art Galleryis located in Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Monday). The Gallery is also open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission of Quick Center performances and closed at any time the Quick Center is closed for the holidays. The Quick Center is located on the campus of Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, in Fairfield, CT. Visit: http://www.fairfield.edu/arts/qc_walsh.html