Housed in the lower level of the University's signature building, Bellarmine Hall, the Bellarmine Museum is a beautifully designed space developed to house the institution's growing art collections and serve as the venue for special exhibitions.
Free admission. For hours and directions, see www.fairfield.edu/museum
Summer 2011-September 15, 2011
ek·phra·sis, n.\'ek-fr-ss\. A literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art.
Poet and prose writer Jeanne DeLarm-Neri has created a series of new poems that respond to works in the Bellarmine Museum of Art's collections. From a delicate 14th-century French ivory diptych to casts after masterworks from the Acropolis frieze, DeLarm-Neri engages with a broad cross-section of objects in the museum. In each instance, her writings give voice to a very personal aesthetic experience, which in turn provides visitors to the BMA with a new point of departure for their own interpretations and musings. DeLarm-Neri's poems will be displayed in the galleries next to the objects they address. They will also be posted on the BMA's website, www.fairfield.edu/museum
October 21-December 21, 2011
Artist, writer, activist, and Yale graduate James Prosek made his authorial debut at age 19 with Trout: an Illustrated History, which featured 70 of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America. This work established his reputation as a naturalist as well as a gifted artist, whose remarkably detailed watercolors reflect a seemingly boundless depth of talent.
February 1-March 30, 2012
This exhibition documents "il senso di quotidianità," or the sense of timeless daily rituals, in the less-traveled regions of southern Italy, in Boston's North End, and in New Haven, Conn. Candid portraits taken in the streets and in humble walk-up apartments provide visual biographies that honor the immigrants' experiences in Italy and the New World.
April 12-June 6, 2012
For the ancient Chinese life in the afterworld was as important as life on earth. Souls that were properly interred - and to which the appropriate sacrifices were made - returned to the realm of the living to bestow blessings. Those that were neglected, on the other hand, re-appeared in the guise of evil spirits. This exhibition highlights Chinese burial figures from the Han (221 BCE-206 CE) and Tang (618-907 CE) Dynasties.
Made possible through the generosity of Jane and Leopold Swergold.
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Located in the Quick Center for the Arts. Free admission.
September 22-December 4, 2011
The psychology of the human figure, as well its gestural language, remains critical to the artist's journey, engaging the viewer in a complex dialogue with the process of painting. While Fairclough painted the figure in an interior space for many years, a studio fire in 2010 shifted her focus to painting the figure in the landscape using a new set of tools and applications - thus loosening her dialogue with the process of painting and creating a more abstract frame.
January 19-March 18, 2012
Sylvia Wald's artistic career spans seven decades and covers a vast range of media, techniques and imagery. While her earliest significant works can be related to the Depression-era style of social realist painting, Wald became known for her innovative printmaking in the 1940s and 1950s. Later, Wald turned to sculpture, constructing imaginative assemblages from unlikely materials - industrial wire and metal mesh to bamboo and driftwood.
April 12-May 19, 2012
Features the works of Fairfield University studio art majors in their capstone course. Each student will have a section of the gallery to exhibit their pieces, a kind of mini solo exhibition. Each exhibition will make up the larger group exhibition - the SoloCollective - which will include projects developed during the course of the spring semester that articulate the artists' concept, process and form.