Fairfield University Art Museum

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824



The Fairfield University Art Museum holds a varied collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative art objects, including ten paintings by lesser masters from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods - works gifted by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Musuem also maintains a large collection of historic plaster casts, after works of art from the Classical world through the Renaissance, with an emphasis on ancient Greece and the Parthenon; Eight of these were donated by the Acropolis Museum in Athens, and others are on long-term loan by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

In addition, the Asian Art Collection features works from China, Thailand, India, and Persia, and the museum showcases a range of non-Western art objects (including pre-Columbian vessels, 19th-century South East Asian sculptures, and African masks), and holds twenty-four objects from the Celtic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Medieval periods on loan from the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters.

Museum is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 museums and historic sites. The Art Pass, which is good for a year, includes one-day
admission to each museum.

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