Fairfield University Art Museum

Fairfield University Art Museum

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield University, CT 06605 - United States





Free Everyday

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) is a dynamic space for engagement with the visual arts on the campus of Fairfield University. In its Bellarmine Hall Galleries, FUAM presents its small but choice permanent collection of European and American paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, as well as Asian, African and Pre-Columbian objects.

Objects on long-term loan include antiquities and medieval pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, and the American Numismatic Society; Asian art on loan from the Columbia University Collection; and European paintings and objects borrowed from private collections.

FUAM presents special exhibitions showcasing works of art in all media from a broad swathe of time periods and world cultures, ancient to contemporary, in both the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, and the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts. FUAM is an essential academic and cultural resource that brings original works of art to the Fairfield University community, and to the residents of Fairfield County and beyond by partnering with local schools and cultural institutions, and by serving all audiences through outreach, free admission and free events.

Both galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4pm.


Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects
Sept. 18 – Dec. 18, 2021 (Walsh Gallery)
Carrie Mae Weems asks probing questions about humanity, about representation, and about power with these photographic and video works. She focuses on humanity denied in recent killings of black men, women and children by police, and directs our attention to the constructed nature of racial identity-specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality.
(this exhibition traveled from Louisiana State University Art Museum (creator); Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University; and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon, Eugene. It is traveling to: Georgia Museum of Art (May-Aug. 2022) and the College of New Jersey Art Gallery (Aug – Oct. 2022).

Roberto Lugo: New Ceramics
Sept. 18 – Dec. 18, 2021 (Bellarmine Hall Galleries)
Self-described “ghetto potter” Roberto Lugo uses porcelain, medium traditionally reserved for the wealthy, to explore inequality and racial and social justice. His work takes familiar shapes drawn from European and Asian ceramic traditions, but their hand-painted surfaces take inspiration from street art and feature contemporary iconography, including celebrations of Black and Latino figures.

Robert Gerhardt: Mic Check
Sept. 18 – Dec. 18, 2021 (Bellarmine Hall Galleries)
Photojournalist and writer Robert Gerhardt documented Black Lives Matter protests in New York City over the last seven years. This remarkable body of work includes photographs of protests from 2014 through 2021, in massive crowds, in rain and sun, during night and day, in motion during marches and stationary during protests, and in the past year in the midst of a global pandemic.

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