Current Exhibitions

Howard Schatz: 25 Years of Photographs
May 14 – August 31


To celebrate the remarkable twenty-five year career of Connecticut-based photographer Howard Schatz, the Fairfield Museum and History Center presents highlights from his work. Schatz is primarily known for his dynamic and intimate portraits of the human body, and his photographs make up a veritable catalog of body types and personalities, from newborns and mothers, to athletes and bodies underwater. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Time, and Life, among others, and have been displayed in museums and galleries worldwide.


7th Annual IMAGES Juried Photography Exhibition
May 14 – July 19


American Summer - webNow in its seventh year, our annual IMAGES photography competition offers a wonderful venue to highlight the work of up-and-coming regional photographers. The exhibition features roughly fifty photographs, picked from about 1,000 submissions, by photographers active in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. For more about the Juried Show and to view the winners, click here.



Fashion & Fantasy: 250 Years of Wedding Dresses
February 19 – May 31


Wedding dress exhibitWith beautiful wedding gowns spanning several centuries—from 18th-century silk and military-inspired Civil War dresses to the ubiquitous white dress of today—this exhibition provides a parade of wedding fashions. The exhibition will also examine how the traditions of “the big day” have developed over time, comparing the relatively simple rituals of the past with the more elaborate events that weddings have become.




Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past


This hands-on exhibition invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region over the past four centuries. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and look through the windows of a trolley. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built communities over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities.  Sponsored by CT Humanities, Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Perry Family and Southport Area Association.

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