Arts Faculty Share Their Expertise and Talents Near and Far

Articles by FitzGerald and Lewis and Exhibits by Delano and Kirschbaum Reach Many Readers, Viewers

Hartford, CT, January 9, 2015–Trinity College Art History and Studio Arts faculty members have made headlines in recent weeks by sharing their expertise on major exhibits of the work of world-famous artists, as well as for having their own work on display.

Michael FitzGerald, professor of fine arts, and Mary Lewis, visiting associate professor of fine arts, each published articles in the Wall Street Journal during December. In her piece, “Nationalist Fears Captured on Canvas,” Lewis details the historic backdrop of Eugene Delacroix’s “Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi,” currently on loan from the Musée de Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, France, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Wall Street Journal ran two articles in December by FitzGerald. In one, “A Meditative Master,” FitzGerald explores an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum through February 11, “V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life.”  In his next article, “A Relationship Fraught and Fruitful,” FitzGerald discusses the rivalry between Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, explaining how a show running through February 16 at the Dali Museum in St. Peterburg, Florida, “explores the artistic counterpoint between Dali and Picasso that shaped some of the greatest moments of 20th century art as well as the intense rivalry that mapped two significantly different paths to acclaim.”

​Hartford Seen, an exhibit (shown at left) by Pablo Delano, professor of fine arts, continues to run at the Connecticut Historical Society through April 25. Delano wrote about his collection of photography for the New York Times this week and it was covered in the fall by The Hartford Courant. Trinity students are admitted to the exhibit for free with their student ID’s.

Meanwhile, Robert Kirschbaum, professor of fine arts, (whose photo is featured on our News page) has a solo art exhibit at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York—recently reviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle.

Kirschbaum’s show, The 42-Letter Name, pictured at right, runs through April 12 and he will give a talk at the gallery in Rochester on Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m. His work also is part of a group exhibit in India running through January 12 at a gallery in Fontainhas, Panaji, called Life of Forms through Water, featuring a combination of American and Goan artists. ​​​​​​