Fairfield Museum After Dark Oct. 8 and Nov. 19

Museum After Dark events at the Fairfield Museum and Historic Center feature exhibit openings, forums, and presentations by authors, scholars, artists, and historians, with ample opportunities for socializing and networking. The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception followed by a short program and discussion.

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On October 8 the theme concentrates on Design and Function for 21st Century Fairfield from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Town of Fairfield and Fairfield Museum are working together on an exciting plan to revitalize Fairfield’s historic Town Green. The plan will explore ways to enhance the Green’s unique cultural, historic and environmental features to make the Green a more cohesive community park and realize its potential as a vibrant center for Fairfield’s cultural, artistic and educational activities. Please join them and landscape designer Tom Elmore to share your ideas about the Green and its future uses.

Modern Design: Collecting from the Jazz Age to the Space Age is planned for November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will be joined by John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale Art Gallery for a lively lecture about his role in acquiring design objects for Yale’s collection and the current decorative arts market. What objects and eras are hot among collectors? What aesthetics and issues are of interest to auction houses, scholars, and museums?

John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery, has a Ph.D. from Boston University and is the author of A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (Yale University Press, 2011). He specializes in American design from the late 19th through 21st centuries. In addition, he supervises the Furniture Study, the Yale University Art Gallery’s large study collection of American furniture and wooden objects.

For more information visit http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/

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