Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art Opens
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Fairfield University opened its Bellarmine Museum of Art on October 25, a permanent place for its growing art collection and future exhibitions.
The museum will be a center of learning for students, art professionals and members of the general public. The Bellarmine also maintains ties with the larger museum community, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art/the Cloisters Museum and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
The loans and gifts that these, and other, institutions have made to the museum have enhanced its core permanent collection, facilitating a remarkable breadth of display for a museum of the Bellarmine’s size, which comprises three galleries and an ancillary corridor.
The main gallery evokes an early Christian basilica in plan and will showcase ten paintings from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods. [Fairfield University]