Exhibits at the Library
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is the host and collaborator of several exhibitions this semester:
- Protecting Our Wildlife: Students Collaborating with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo through a Community-Engaged Learning Program - Curated by Dr. Ashley Byun, Associate Professor of Biology, this exhibit brings together research posters and artwork created by current and former students as well as specimens on loan from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. On view in the Library lobby through the end of the semester.
- Weaving Biblical Stories Through Women’s Work: Textile Exegesis – An interpretative art exhibit featuring work by Hebrew Bible scholar and award-winning artist, Vivienne Rowett. Curated by Dr. Karen Langton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. On view in the Library lobby and lower level exhibit cases through April 15th.
- Student Art from the Social Justice in the Humanities Colloquium – Artwork created by Fairfield University undergraduate students, which engages humanities research through the lens of women’s studies, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, lesbian and gay studies, and queer studies. The works were exhibited at the Humanities Institute’s Social Justice in the Humanities Colloquium which took place on March 25th. On view in the Library Café through the end of the semester.
- “What Were You Wearing?” Organized by Fairfield U Wellness and the Center for Family Justice (Bridgeport) for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the project aims to dispel the myth that the clothes a person wears can somehow invite sexual violence. Survivors share their stories anonymously in writing with replicas of the clothing they wore at the time of their assault. On view in the Library lower level (near classroom 106A) through April 30.
- Upcoming later in April: Senior art history major and student curator, Phoebe Carpientier ‘23 , will install an exhibition of prints related to the forthcoming Fairfield University Art Museum exhibition, In Their Element(s): Women Artists Across Media.
The most recent issue of the Library's newsletter, Beyond the Stacks, highlights several of these exhibits. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/library-newsletter/5/
Do you have an idea for an exhibit collaboration with the Library? Visit bit.ly/dnlexhibits to learn about our policies and submit a proposal using the form provided.