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Symposium: Art of the Gesù
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4/5/2018 to 4/6/2018
When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Where: Fairfield University Art Museum
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut  06824
United States
Contact: Michelle DiMarzo

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The Fairfield University Art Museum (Fairfield, CT) will be hosting a symposium on April 5–6, 2018 in conjunction with the exhibition “THE HOLY NAME. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age” (February 2–May 19).

Program information is below, with more information on the exhibition available at

Thursday, April 5
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

5 p.m. Keynote Lecture “The Jesuits and the Arts: How and Why It Happened”
John O’Malley, S.J. University Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University

7:30 p.m. Musical Performance
Sacred Music in the Age of Bernini
Egan Chapel

Friday, April 6
Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

9 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. Welcome
Linda Wolk-Simon Frank and Clara Meditz
Director and Chief Curator, Fairfield University Art Museum, and Curator of the Exhibition

Michelle DiMarzo
Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Fairfield University Art Museum

9:45 a.m.
“Girolamo Muziano, Scipione Pulzone, and the First Generation of Jesuit Art”
John Marciari
Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum

10:15 a.m.
“Bernini, the Jesuit Artist?”
Franco Mormando
Professor of Italian, Boston College

10:45 a.m.
“Bernini's Monument to Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino”
Xavier Salomon
Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
“Baciccio, Bernini, Oliva and the Dome Fresco of the Gesù”
Steven Ostrow
Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

2 p.m. “Giovanni Battista Gaulli and the ‘Adoration of the Most Holy Name’: Painting and Piety in Late Baroque Rome”
Christopher M. S. Johns
Norman and Roselea Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3 p.m.
“Joshua and the Jesuits”
Louise Rice
Associate Professor of Art History, New York University

3:30 p.m.
“Music and the Jesuit Centenary of 1639”
Frederick Hammond
Professor Emeritus, Bard College

4 p.m.
“Teatro sacro: The Work of Andrea Pozzo in the Gesù and Sant’Ignazio”
Andrew Horn
Teaching Fellow, History of Art, University of Edinburgh

4:30 p.m. Discussion

5 p.m. Reception
Bellarmine Hall

The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations required. Register at Generous funding for the symposium has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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