• Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield
  • June 8, 2020 to
    September 12, 2020
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • June 8, 2020 to
    September 12, 2020
  • 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

The first-ever virtual exhibition created by the Fairfield University Art Museum is opening online June 4, featuring more than thirty works by New York artist Howard Skrill.

The exhibition, Howard Skrill: Monuments, will explore the impact of public monuments, their creation, removals and their absences.

In his drawings and paintings, Skrill documents figurative public statuary, surveys their destruction or relocation, and explores the fractured nature of personal and public memory, as well as the contemporary reaction to these historical works. Many of his works were painted en plein air (open air), recording not just the monuments but the constant changes of light and color encountered around them out-of-doors.

According to Carey Weber, the Museum’s executive director, this first-ever online exhibition is a response to the current social isolation due to the pandemic.
“While it is disappointing that the works cannot be viewed in the galleries, this virtual presentation will make the works accessible to a much larger digital audience,” said Weber. “Anyone will be able to go online and tour the exhibition and related commentary through the Current Exhibitions tab of our museum’s website.”

Event presented by:

  • Fairfield University Art Museum
  • (203) 254-4046
  • museum@fairfield.edu

Artist/Group Info:

  • Howard Skrill