Fairfield University Art Museum

Basic Information

Address: 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone Number: 203-254-4046
Fax Number: 203-254-5529
Director: Linda Wolk-Simon, PhD

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Bellarmine Hall Galleries), Wednesday–Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Walsh Gallery)
Description:

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) encompasses galleries for the permanent collection and rotating exhibitions in Bellarmine Hall, and the Walsh Gallery for larger special exhibitions in the Quick Center for the Arts. It 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. The small but choice permanent collection features European and American paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, as well as a group of Asian, African and Pre-Columbian objects. This is augmented by antiquities and medieval objects on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Penn 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. Exhibitions showcase works of art in all media from a broad swathe of time periods and world cultures, ancient to contemporary. FUAM partners with local schools and cultural institutions and serves all audiences through outreach, free admission and free events.

Grade Levels:
6-8
9-12
Disabled Access:

Wheelchair Accessible

Program Type:

Guided tour of art galleries, including special exhibitions and the museum collection.

Admission/Tickets: Suggested contribution of $3 for groups of 10 or more.
Registration: Advance registration required by emailing museum@fairfield.edu or calling 203-254-4046
Food: No food or drink is allowed in the museum.
Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
Max. Group Number: 30
Mission Statement:

An essential academic and cultural resource for students, faculty, and residents of the surrounding geographic community and region, the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) offers meaningful opportunities for first-hand experience of original works of art and their unique historical resonance. We foster appreciation of the visual arts; cultivate cultural literacy and critical engagement; conserve, research, and impart knowledge about the collection in accordance with best scholarly and museum practices; and champion human creativity of all cultures and time periods.

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