Publicly inaugurated in the fall of 2010, the Bellarmine Museum of Art (BMA) is housed in the University’s signature building on campus, Bellarmine Hall. The award-winning BMA stewards a rich and varied collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative art objects and works on paper, including ten paintings from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods; a large selection of historic plaster casts after canonical works from ancient Greece and Rome; a range of non-Western art objects, including pre-Columbian figures, Chinese funerary objects from the Han and Tang Dynasties and 19th-century South East Asian sculptures; and twenty objects from the Celtic, late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance periods on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art/The Cloisters Museum. The BMA mounts up to four special exhibitions each year. These shows, which embrace a wide range of themes and academic disciplines, are intended to enhance the museum’s permanent collection by examining artifacts through an array of viewpoints and divergent perspectives.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, and select Saturdays while the University is in session. Please check our website for summer hours and additional information. Admission is always free and open to the public.
Bellarmine Museum of Art
1073 N. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824