Opening Lecture: Out of the Kress Vaults

Date: 09-15-2022

Time: 05:00 PM

Location: Diffley Board Room and streaming via

Join us for an opening night lecture to celebrate the opening of Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting, on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from September 16-December 17, 2022. Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, curator of Out of the Kress Vaults, will introduce the exhibition. A reception with light refreshments will follow at 6 p.m.

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

  • In-person in the Diffley Board Room of Bellarmine Hall
  • Streaming via

Seating is very limited! Please register on our Eventbrite page prior to the event:

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage.

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For more information, contact Rosalinda Rodriguez / 203-254-4000, ext. 2269 /