Debuting a Research Guide for New FUAM Exhibit

Giovanni Battista Gaulli (Italian, 1639-1709), Painted Model for the Apse Fresco of the Gesù, 1690 (detail), Oil on paper laid down on wood, Church of the Gesù, Rome (museum)

The Fairfield University Art Museum  (FUAM) has opened a new exhibition this week, The Holy Name: The Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age. The exhibition features artistic treasures from the Roman church of the Gesù never before seen in America and paintings, sculptures, rare books, precious objects, drawings, prints, and historical documents by Bernini, Domenichino, Gaulli, Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratti, and Andrea Pozzo, among other Italian Baroque masters, on loan from American museums and private collections.  These masterpieces tell the fascinating and intertwined stories of the church’s early history and splendid interior embellishment, and the foundational chapters of the Society of Jesus. To support student learning and provide supplemental materials for all museum patrons, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library has partnered with FUAM to create a research guide with links to relevant library resources: https://librarybestbets.fairfield.edu/fuamgesu

All museum patrons are welcome to visit the DiMenna-Nyselius Library to view the library resources on this guide. Only Fairfield University students, faculty and staff are able to view some of the links & resources remotely by authenticating with a current NetID and password.

The Holy Name: The Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age will be open in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from February 2-May 19, 2018. For more information about the exhibition visit: https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/gesu/

 

 

 

 

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