Visit 17 world-class museums and historic sites throughout Connecticut, and the lively communities in which they reside.
Explore the Connecticut Art Trail ... seventeen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
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The Bellarmine Museum of Art opened in Fairfield Universityís signature Tudor and Gothic
style Bellarmine Hall on October 25, 2010. Collections at the
Bellarmine include painting, sculpture and decorative art objects, including
ten paintings by master Italian Renaissance and Baroque painters gifted to the
University by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation via Bridgeportís Discovery Museum.
The Bellarmine Museum of Art also maintains many historic plaster casts of
important works from ancient Greece and Rome, including eight donated by the
Acropolis Museum in Athens, as well as many non-Western art objects. Currently,
the Museum also holds twenty objects on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of
Art/The Cloisters Museum.
The Bellarmine Museum of Art mounts four temporary exhibitions each
year. These shows, which embrace a wide range of subjects and disciplines, are
intended to enhance the museumís permanent collection by examining cultural
artifacts from a multitude of viewpoints and perspectives.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, as well as on select Saturdays