The Holy Name Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age

Fairfield University Art Museum
Bellarmine Hall Galleries
February 1 – May 19, 2018
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm, while the University is in session

A rich roster of educational programs for adults has been organized in conjunction with the exhibition, all free and open to the public. A subscription lecture series on Italian Renaissance and baroque sculpture is also being offered. Consult the museum’s website for details and registration information (

An audio guide with narration by Paul Lakeland, PhD, Kelley chair and professor of religious studies, Center for Catholic Studies, Fairfield University, will be available in the exhibition and remotely through the museum’s website.

Saint Joseph’s University Press, in collaboration with distinguished Georgetown University professor of theology John O’Malley, S. J., is publishing a volume of essays by leading scholars on the art and architecture of the Gesù, available for sale at the museum.

An international scholarly symposium will take place at Fairfield University on April 6, 2017, with a keynote address delivered by Fr. O’Malley the previous evening. For the full program and registration information, see the museum website:

Generous funding for the exhibition, publication, and related programs has been provided by the Fairfield University Department of Catholic Studies, a subvention from Vanderbilt University, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, the Dianne Modestini Charitable Fund, Christie’s New York, and several private and anonymous foundations and donors.