The blog of the Bellarmine Museum, the Visual Resources Center, and the Art History Program


2014 Art History Prize Awarded

The Mary Louise Larrabee Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Art History was awarded to Julie Takvor042814_CAS_Awards_83 (2)ian.

Fairfield Art History Alum and Adjunct Professor Wins Rome Prize


Read this exciting news about Michelle diMarzo at News@Fairfield


Dr. Eliasoph Honors Class Visit

Dr Philip Eliasoph’s Honors class on New York City Cultural History interacts with
Ms Donna Williams — Chief of Community Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2013.

New! Visual Arts Administration Concentration




Dr. Philip Eliasoph’s Honors Class…viewing artworks with Charlene Shang Miller, Curator for University Groups, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.

The Art History program, in collaboration with Dolan School of Business, announces a new concentration for students interested in careers in museums, art galleries, non-profit arts organizations, and auction houses. The interdisciplinary major includes classes in art history, museum theory, grant-writing, management, and an internship at a New York City or local venue. Fairfield students have held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), the Westport Art Center, Visual AIDS, the Fairfield Museum and Historical Society, and the Bellarmine Museum of Art on campus, among others. Through this concentration, students will gain theoretical background, skills, and experience. For information, contact Art History Program Director, Dr. Marice Rose 203 254 4000 ext. 3240

A Summer Experience in Athens


Kaitlyn Butler (’14), majoring in Communication and Art History, is in Greece for an intensive summer study program with College Year in Athens.  Here she is at the Acropolis Museum in the Parthenon Gallery with Dr. Katherine Schwab (Art History). Dr. Schwab’s drawings, on permanent display at the museum, are underneath the relief sculptures and reconstruct their original appearances. Kaitlyn is taking a course on the Archaeology of Greece, which has given her the chance to travel throughout the country. This experience was made possible thanks to the Visual and Performing Arts Department Larrabee grant.

Irish Deputy Consul General visits Irish Objects at Bellarmine Museum of Art

On April 8, Peter Ryan, Deputy Consul General  for Economic & Public Affairs at the Consulate General of Ireland, New York, visited the Bellarmine Museum of Art and viewed the Irish electrotypes, as part of a day also spent speaking in Economics and Irish Politics classes. In photo: Consul Ryan, Jim Fitzpatrick (Assistant Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs),  Madeline Minnerly (Student Affairs), Marice Rose (Art History ProgrIMG_2616am Director)