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 email@example.com 203 254 4000 ext. 3240
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.
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 Program Director)
The link provides the schedule as well as a link to watch it livestreamed—10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., EST.
Ever wanted to look like a Greek goddess? It’s all in the hair! Teens in grades 6 – 12 will learn about the ancient art of hair braiding and the Caryatid hairstyles found on the maiden statues in the Anthenian Acropolis. A short documentary will be shown and then Dr. Katherine Schwab (Art History Professor, and Curator of the Plaster Casts at the Bellarmine Museum of Art) will give a presentation while professional hair stylist, Milexy Torres, demonstrates braiding techniques and provides tips on how you can do this too. March 3, 2013 at the Wilton Public Library, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, reservations suggested.