February 27 – August 9, 2020
Throughout history, our culture’s social movements, developing technologies, and evolving artistries have influenced the way people style themselves for the outside world. In this exhibition, explore wider historical and social trends over a 200-year period through iconic floral and botanical-inspired dresses from the Fairfield Museum’s collection. Enjoy the beauty in these remarkable costumes, demonstrating the elaborate and ancient crafts of applique, weaving, printing, and embroidery. These examples and their design techniques demonstrate the sensibilities of their eras, often showing the turning of social tides – such as the wild and bold patterns of the Swingin’ Sixties, the decadent elegance of 19th-century Victorians, or the soft naturalism of the late 18th-century.
Special thanks to Kathy Craughwell-Varda.
IMAGES 2020: Juried Photography Show
April 25 – June 7, 2020
Jacky Durrell Meeting Hall
The 12th Annual IMAGES 2020 Juried Photography Show provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public. Professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts participate. The Fairfield Museum invites professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to participate. Submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 6, 2020 through midnight on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Information and instructions on how to enter IMAGES 2020 will be available by January 6, 2020.
IMAGES 2020: Victoria Will, Borne Back
April 25 – July 12, 2020
Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery
Victoria Will began her career in the photography industry as a photojournalist and has since transitioned her focus to celebrity portraiture, editorial, and commercial assignments. Victoria’s characteristically authentic portraiture has appeared in the pages of Vogue, New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN and W Magazine with commercial campaigns for brands such as Carhartt, Levis, Netflix, Hulu, AT&T, Bose, Ralph Lauren, and Miller High Life. Her approach is rooted in collaboration and meaningful connection where she seeks intimacy, authenticity, and elegance with a thoughtful eye and composition.
Recognized by numerous honors, including American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, and Communication Arts, her imagery has been the subject of both solo and group exhibitions internationally. Her first monograph, Borne Back, a collection of tintype portraits, was published in 2017 by Peanut Press.
A Washington, D.C. native and graduate of Princeton University, Victoria now resides in New York with her photojournalist husband, their two sons, and two French Bulldogs.