Fairfield University Art Museum Launches Its First Virtual Exhibition

Date: 06-08-2020

Location: Online

The first-ever virtual exhibition created by the Fairfield University Art Museum has opened online on June 4, featuring more than thirty works by New York artist Howard Skrill. 

The exhibition, Howard Skrill: Monuments, will explore the impact of public monuments, their creation, removals and their absences.

In his drawings and paintings, Skrill documents figurative public statuary, surveys their destruction or relocation, and explores the fractured nature of personal and public memory, as well as the contemporary reaction to these historical works.  Many of his works were painted en plein air (open air), recording not just the monuments but the constant changes of light and color encountered around them out-of-doors. 

According to Carey Weber, the Museum’s executive director, this first-ever online exhibition is a response to the current social isolation due to the pandemic.  

The exhibition and other related content can be found at: https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/skrill/

Related Web Site : https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/skrill/

For more information, contact Emily McKeon / 203-254-4046 / emckeon@fairfield.edu