Museum After Dark

Fairfield Museum 2017 Museum After Dark

Museum After Dark events feature exhibit openings, community forums, and presentations by authors, scholars, artists, and historians, with ample opportunities for socializing and networking.

Museum After Dark Fairfield County Community Foundation Giving Day
IMAGES Opening Reception & Artists Talk with Joe Standardt | Thursday, March 9, 6-8pm

Join the winning photographers from the 2017 IMAGES Juried Photography Exhibition for a reception and interactive talk and gallery tour with featured photographer Joe Standardt. As part of Giving Day, the Museum will be raising funds to benefit educational programs.

Previous Museum After Dark Programs:
November 19, 2015: Modern Design: Collecting from the Jazz Age to the Space Age
John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery presented a lively lecture about his role in acquiring design objects for Yale’s collection and the current decorative arts market. In conjunction with the exhibition Handcrafted: Artisans Past & Present.

October 8, 2015: Museum Commons: Design and Function for 21st Century Fairfield.
The Town of Fairfield and Fairfield Museum are working together on plans to revitalize Fairfield’s historic Town Green. Landscape designer Tom Elmore led a discussion on ideas about the Green and its future uses.

September 17, 2015: Remembering the Bridgeport Herald
A panel of journalists and media insiders looked back at the history of the Bridgeport Herald from the 1930s through the 1970s, exploring the entertainment, gossip, politics, and news that made the paper so popular. Guests included Alan Neigher, son of cartoonist and columnist Harry Neigher, and Frank Gerratana, whose father was the chief photographer for the paper.

IMAGES_HowardSchatz_webJuly 16, 2015: IMAGES Artists’ Reception with photographer Howard Schatz. World-renowned photographer Howard Schatz, featured in the IMAGES 2015 exhibition, spoke about his second career as a distinguished photographer. Schatz discussed his award-winning artistic oeuvre including studies of dancers, athletes, portraiture, and underwater imagery.

April 2, 2015: Anne Stanback, who led Love Makes a Family, moderated a fascinating discussion on what has been accomplished in the marriage equality movement, why it succeeded and the challenges ahead. The panel included Dr. Erica Hartwell, Assistant Professor for Marriage & Family Therapy at Fairfield University, Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and author/advocate Marc Solomon.

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