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Spring 2019

January

JAN
14–19

 

Performance as the Embodied Text Of Caribbean Resistance
Presented by: Dr. Marti LoMonaco
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

JAN
25–27

 

Independent Theatre Student Project: Proof
David Auburn’s Proof Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
Presented by: Theatre Fairfield
Location & Time: 8 p.m., Faber Hall

JAN
31

 

School of Communication, Arts, & Media 2nd Annual Alumni Panel
Hear alumni discuss their careers, and how their major helped them reach their professional goals.
Presented by: School of Communications Arts and Media
Location & Time: 7 – 8 p.m., BCC Oak Room

February

FEB
13

 

"Contemporary Receptions of the Farnese Hercules"
Presented by: Dr. Marice Rose
Location: College Art Association Conference, NYC

FEB
28

 

Exhibition Opening: The Island of Nisyros: A Photographic Essay
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Schwab
Location &amp Time: 6 p.m., Greek Consulate NYC

March

MAR
20–24

 

Society for American Music
Presented by: Dr. Laura Nash
Location: New Orleans

April

APR
10–12
13–14

 

Theatre Fairfield presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Presented by: Theatre Fairfield
Time: Apr 10–12, 8 p.m.; Apr 13–14, 2 p.m.
Location: Wein Blackbox Theatre

APR
18

 

Fairfield U. Student Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
Presented by: Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga Auditorium

May

MAY
19

 

Professor Jo Yarrington Art Exhibition
Presented by: Professor Jo Yarrington
Location: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, China

Fall 2018

September

SEP
22

 

Converging and Emerging Media Conference
Converging and Emerging Media is an inaugural undergraduate conference at Fairfield University that explores and celebrates groundbreaking student research in the fields of communication, arts, and media. The all-day event features a series of timely and topical interdisciplinary research presentations conducted by undergraduate students attending colleges in Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
Presented by: The School of Communications Arts and Media
Location: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., BCC Dogwood Room

SEP
22

 

Art History and Visual Culture ‘Modern Art’ Class on Location at the Yale University Art Museum
Location: Yale University Art Gallery

October

OCT
1

 

"The Blues of Mary Lou Williams" by Professor Brian Torff
Presented by: Professor Brian Torff
Location: Delta State University, Cleveland

OCT
4

 

Seen from Above, directed by Professor Patrick Brooks An international short film with a 14 minute runtime, exploring the story of a teenager named Vivian, who develops a relationship with the boy next door to her vacation home, and quickly becomes fascinated with his drone. Vivian must decide if their romance is real, or if the drone is a means of expressing their feelings for one another.
Presented by: Professor Patrick Brooks
Location: Vancouver Film Festival

OCT
13

 

"Polychromy in the Parthenon Metopes" by Dr. Katherine Schwab and "From Polychrome to Monochrome," by Dr. Marice Rose
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Schwab, and Dr. Marice Rose
Location & Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

OCT
16

 

"Jazz Age in NYC" by Professor Brian Torff
Presented by: Professor Brian Torff
Location & Time: 1 p.m. Hollander House, Bridgeport, CT

OCT
17

 

"The Representation of Africa in Western Art"
A lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, focusing on African art and antiques.
Presented by: Dr. Scott Lacy
Location & Time: 5 p.m., Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

OCT
20–22

 

The Arrest
A seven-minute short film exploring a teenager’s encounter with the New Orleans criminal justice system, edited by Professor Meryl O’Connor.
Presented by: Director Kira Akerman
Location: New Orleans Film Festival

OCT
24–26

 

Theatre Fairfield presents Silent Sky
Lauren Gunderson’s lively, funny, and thought-provoking drama that reminds us that wonder is still ours for the taking and that we too can become exceptional no matter what dream we pursue.
Presented by: Theatre Fairfield
Location & Time: 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Wein Blackbox Theatre

OCT
25

 

Opening Lecture: Mohamed Hafez, Exhibition "Collateral Damage"
A lecture featuring a selection of work across multiple projects, including the site-specific installation Sea Garbage, as well as pieces from his Baggage series, in which the artist creates tableaus suggestive of the experience of refugees – many of whom are forced to flee their homes at short notice, or with only as much as they can carry – and places them inside vintage suitcases.
Presented by: Mohamed Hafez
Location & Time: 5 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theater

OCT
30

 

"Essential American Songs: Freida Shapiro"
Professor of Music, composer, and bassist Dr. Brian Torff reviews the important and influential songs of American popular music, from early slave songs and spirituals through the birth of jazz, popular singers such as Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, blues, rock, soul and the birth of hip hop.
Presented by: Professor Brian Torff
Location & Time: 1 – 3 p.m., Learning in Retirement, Inc., Temple Beth El

November

NOV
3

 

Art History and Visual Culture Class on location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The program in Art History & Visual Culture offers a curriculum covering the major periods of Western civilization, Asia, the Americas, and Africa, as well as museum studies. Students explore contemporary developments in art and art history within our global society.
Location & Time: 1 – 3 p.m., Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

NOV
6

 

Film Screening: Ai Wei Wei's Human Flow (2017)
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Presented by: Professor Patrick Brooks
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre

NOV
7

 

New England Museum Association Panel on Faculty-Curated Exhibitions
The Fairfield University Art Museum will present a panel discussion, give tours of current exhibitions, and host a dinner celebrating history and the arts in Fairfield, in collaboration with the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Schwab
Location & Time: 12 – 5 p.m., Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

NOV
13

 

Film, Television, and Media Arts Internship Panel: How to Land an Internship in Media
Attend a night of discussions with Fairfield Alumni who have graduated from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will have the opportunity to discuss how graduates are using their arts knowledge in their chosen professions as well as ask alumni what they wish they had done in their undergraduate careers to better prepare them for the outside world. This provides great networking opportunities for students as well as valuable insight into future career opportunities.
Presented by: Visual and Performing Arts Department
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m., Xavier Hall, Room G-13

NOV
13

 

"Winslow Homer: Man versus Sea"
From Southport Harbor to Manifest Destiny, experience America’s journey flinging off the tip of the brush of America’s greatest nautical master, Winslow Homer. Join Fairfield University professor Philip Eliasoph on a richly visual journey and witness how Homer depicted an emerging sense of national identity for 19th century America. Professor Eliasoph will describe how Homer’s majestic nautical scenes crystallize industrial age values and virtues of courage, endurance, and individualism.
Presented by: Dr. Philip Eliasoph
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m., Pequot Library, Southport CT

NOV
13

 

"Soul and Legacy of Aretha Franklin"
Presented by: Professor Brian Torff and Dr. Katherine Nantz
Location & Time: 6:15 p.m., Dogwood Room

NOV
15

 

Art History & Visual Culture and Studio Art Student Social and Internship Panel
Attend a night of discussions with Fairfield Alumni who have graduated from the Department of Art History & Visual Culture and Studio Art. Students will have the opportunity to discuss how graduates are using their arts knowledge in their chosen professions as well as ask alumni what they wish they had done in their undergraduate careers to better prepare them for the outside world.
Presented by: Art History & Visual Culture and Studio Art Departments
Location & Time: 6:30 p.m., Classroom, Bellamine Hall Galleries

NOV
26 –
DEC
6

 

Seascape: A Portfolio Exhibition
Presented by: Studio Art major Lauren ten Hoopen
Location: Lukacs Gallery

NOV
28

 

"Essential American Songs: Amara Johnson"
Professor, composer, and bassist Brian Q. Torff will survey the important and influential songs of American popular music, from early slave songs and spirituals through the birth of jazz, popular singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Hank Williams, blues, rock, soul and the birth of hip hop. Torff will explore how these songs and music connect and reflect American life as it has evolved over hundreds of years.
Presented by: Professor Brian Torff
Location & Time: 6:30 p.m., New Canaan Public Library

NOV
29 –
DEC
2

 

Theatre Fairfield presents Director's Cut
An evening of six, 10-minute contemporary plays directed and performed by Fairfield theatre students. The plays featured in this year’s production include Film Noir by Bathsheba Doran, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) by Wanda Strukus, Grunions by Barbara Lindsay, Short Term Affairs by Donna Spector, Coffee Break by Jerry Thompson, and Let Me Count the Ways by Jay D. Hanagan.
Presented by: Theatre Fairfield
Location: Faber Hall

December

DEC
5

 

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunct Professor of Art History, will present a gallery talk on the "Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection."
Presented by: Dr. Ive Covaci
Location & Time: Noon, Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

DEC
6

 

Brian Q. Torff and New Duke Concert
Location: Jazz Forum, Tarrytown, NY

DEC
6

 

Fairfield U. Student Jazz Ensemble Concert with special guest Vic Juris
The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble perform their annual fall concert with special guest Vic Juris, an American jazz guitarist.
Presented by: Fairfield University Student Jazz Ensemble
Location & Time: 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga Auditorium

DEC
8

 

"More Color: Ancient Greek Sculpture and Digital Technology"
Dr. Katherine Schwab will present her research on the metopes and Ancient Greek hairstyles. Her work on the Parthenon metopes has yielded new information which has been presented in several book chapters and publications.
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Schwab
Location & Time: 2 p.m., Byram-Shubert Library, Greenwich, CT

Spring 2018

January

JAN
13 –
MAY
6

 

Exhibition: An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab, at the Nashville Parthenon
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

JAN
25 –
FEB
18

 

Exhibition: Hot Stuff
The Hott Stuff exhibition features artwork inspired by the Radium Girls, or Ghost Girls, female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint.
Presented by: Professor Jo Yarrington
Location: Odetta Gallery, 229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, CT

JAN
30

 

Alumni Panel and Social held by School of Communication, Arts and Media

Presented by: SoCAM
Location & Time: 7 – 9 p.m., BCC Lower Level

February

FEB
1

 

Opening Reception: The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

(Image copyright the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
This landmark international loan exhibition brings together artistic masterpieces from the Church of Il Gesù never before seen in America and a dazzling group of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and decorative arts from American museums and private collections. Refreshments will be served.
Presented by: Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 6 – 7 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and Great Hall

FEB
21

 

Paper: "Engi as Inscription? Documenting and Animating the Burned Cheek Amida Triad through an Illustrated Scroll," presented by Dr. Ive Covaci, Lecturer
College Art Association Annual Meeting
Presented by: Art History & Visual Culture
Location: Los Angeles, California

March

MAR
22 –
APR
3

 

Exhibition: "The Utah Air Project"
Photography by artist Reid Elem
Presented by: Studio Art
Location: Lukacs and Experimental Galleries, Loyola Hall

 

April

APR
5

 

Artist Talk: Fritz Horstmann
Discussion of Colors
Presented by: Studio Art
Location & Time: 12:00 –1:10 p.m., Loyola 9

 

APR
5

 

Artist Talk: Jaime Arredondo
Discussion of paintings and public art projects.
Presented by: Studio Art
Location & Time: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m., Loyola 8

 

APR
6

 

Paper "Object Lessons: Reading and Teaching Zen and Material Culture" presented by Dr. Ive Covaci, Lecturer and Session Organizer
ASIANetwork Annual Conference
Presented by: Art History & Visual Culture
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

APR
9–24

 

Junior and Senior Seminar Art Exhibition
Location: Lukacs and Experimental Galleries, Loyola Hall

APR
13

 

Paper: "Replication, Reception, and Jeff Koons’s Gazing Ball Series," Presented by Marice Rose, Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
Classical Association of the Midwest and South Annual Meeting
Presented by: Art History & Visual Culture
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

APR
10

 

Presentation: The Caryatid Hairstyling Project, at The Brearley School, New York City
Classical Association of the Midwest and South Annual Meeting
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

APR
17 –
MAY
4

 

Exhibition: Photographs of the Island of Nisyros, at the Greek Consulate General in New York City
Classical Association of the Midwest and South Annual Meeting
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

Fall 2017

September

SEP
8

 

Polychromy in Sculpture:
Occasional Brown Bag Series, sponsored by FUAM and AH
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
Location: 12:30 p.m., BLM LL105

SEP
14

 

Interview: COSMOS FM radio interview re: 21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy series
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

October

OCT
3

 

Host: Iphigenia: Book of Change, film screening, 21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy series
Co-curated by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts, Marti LoMonaco, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts, Sara Brill, Associate Professor of Philosophy

OCT
9

 

Lecture: "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Metopes," at Center for Hellenic Studies, UC San Diego
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

 

OCT
14

 

Class on Location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

OCT
21

 

8th Art History Alumni Forum (organized by K. Schwab and M. Rose)
Presented by: Art History Program
Location & Time: 10 a.m. – Noon, BLM Diffley Boardroom

OCT
24

 

Paper: "Parthenon Studies: Marble Sculptures in Athens and Plaster Casts in Fairfield," at Casting the Curriculum: The Parthenon Marbles, Plaster Casts, and Public Sculpture
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
Location & Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., CUNY Graduate Center NYC

 

OCT
25

 

Paper: "The Fairfield University Plaster Cast Collection," at Casting the Curriculum: Plaster Casts and Teaching
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
Location & Time: 12 – 12:30 p.m., Yale Center for British Art

November

NOV
7

 

Gallery Talk: Ledger Drawings and the Evolution of Plains Indians Masculinity

This gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing History: Ledger Drawings of the Plains Indians, and is made possible by generous support from the Donald Ellis Gallery, New York.
Presented by: Peter L. Bayers, Professor of English; Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

NOV
11

 

Family Day: Ancient Greek Life

Learn about Greek mythology and artwork through arts and crafts activities, as well as a child-friendly gallery tour. Best for ages 4–10, but all are welcome.
Presented by: Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education, Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and SmART classroom

NOV
14

 

A Drawing Party

Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the museum. Sketch in the gallery inspired by Plains Indian Ledger Drawings or create still lifes in the classroom studio. Drawings supplies and refreshments will be provided.
Presented by: Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries and SmART classroom

NOV
16

 

Art in Focus: Utagawa Hiroshige II, Soto Beach in Mutsu Province, 1859
Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art.
Presented by: Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education, Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

NOV
28 –
DEC
8

 

Student Exhibition: "Soft Spaces"
Student-organized collaborative exhibiton on the theme of gender-based violence, curated by Colleen McElaney, '19.
Presented by: Studio Art
Location: Experimental Gallery, Loyola Hall

NOV
28 –
DEC
8

 

Student Exhibition: "In Studio" by Wenpu Tu, '17
Presented by: Studio Art
Location: Lukacs and Experimental Galleries, Loyola Hall

December

DEC
7

 

Book signing: "Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan," by author Dr. Philip Eliasoph, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
Presented by: Art History & Visual Culture
Location & Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore

DEC
8

 

Seminar Presentation: "The Parthenon Metopes," Columbia University Classics Seminar, "Fragments."
Presented by: Katherine Schwab, Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

DEC
14

 

Art in Focus: Martin van Meytens II, Portrait of a Boy, ca. 1750

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art.
Presented by: Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education, Fairfield University Art Museum
Location & Time: 12:00 a.m. – Noon, Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries

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