I just came across this neat presentation on the Fairfield University website: it’s a slide show that demonstrates the emergence of an important new arts institution.
By October, Fairfield University’s signature campus building, Bellarmine Hall, is scheduled to be Ballarmine Museum, home to the institution’s growing art collections.
The beautiful 1921 Tudor mansion pre-dates the university, purchased by the Jesuits in 1942 as the university started to form. When completed, there will be three principal galleries, in addition to a cast corridor, an office for the director, a seminar classroom, workspaces, and storage areas, according to their website.
“The museum’s central gallery, which evokes an early Christian basilica in plan, will feature art from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Complementing this display will be the University’s collection of Non-Western art from Asia, Africa, and the Americas as well as a selection of plaster casts after Greco-Roman antiquities, all of which will be arranged in two smaller side galleries,” according to the website.
If you want to keep track of development, do as I just did and add them to your Facebook circle.
Update: Here’s more information from Phyllis Boros’ article from the Post. It’s from April, but still timely.