THE HOLY NAME — Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age Exhibition Opens

THE HOLY NAME — Art of the Gesù: Bernini and  his Age Exhibition Opens

The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition, THE HOLY NAME—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries now through May 19, 2018. Its focus is the Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all’Argentina) in Rome, the principal or mother church of the Society of Jesus, which was founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 in the charged religious and political climate of the Counter-Reformation.

Organized by Linda Wolk-Simon, PhD, Frank and Clara Meditz director and chief curator of the Fairfield University Art Museum, the exhibition features artistic treasures from the Gesù itself, never before seen in America. Highlights include Bernini’s bust of Roberto Bellarmino (patron saint of Fairfield University) and Gaulli’s monumental painted wood model of the apse.

To learn more and for information about the exhibition, please visit fairfield.edu/Gesu.