THE HOLY NAME. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

The Fairfield University Art Museum will be hosting a symposium on April 5-6, 2018 in conjunction with the exhibition THE HOLY NAME. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age (February 2 – May 19). Program information is below, with more information on the exhibition available at

Thursday, April 5

Dolan School of Business Dining Room

5 p.m. Keynote Lecture

“The Jesuits and the Arts: How and Why It Happened”

John O’Malley, S.J. University Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University

7:30 p.m. Musical Performance

Sacred Music in the Age of Bernini

Egan Chapel

Friday, April 6

Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

9 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. Welcome

Linda Wolk-Simon Frank and Clara Meditz Director and Chief Curator, Fairfield University Art Museum, and Curator of the Exhibition

Michelle DiMarzo Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Fairfield University Art Museum

9:45 a.m. “Girolamo Muziano, Scipione Pulzone, and the First Generation of Jesuit Art”

John Marciari

Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum

10:15 a.m. “Bernini, the Jesuit Artist?”

Franco Mormando

Professor of Italian, Boston College

10:45 a.m. “Bernini’s Monument to Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino”

Xavier Salomon

Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York


1:30 p.m. “Baciccio, Bernini, Oliva and the Dome Fresco of the Gesù”

Steven Ostrow

Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

2 p.m. “Giovanni Battista Gaulli and the ‘Adoration of the Most Holy Name’: Painting and Piety in Late Baroque Rome”

Christopher M. S. Johns

Norman and Roselea Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3 p.m. “Joshua and the Jesuits”

Louise Rice

Associate Professor of Art History, New York University

3:30 p.m. “Music and the Jesuit Centenary of 1639”

Frederick Hammond

Professor Emeritus, Bard College

4 p.m. “Teatro sacro: The Work of Andrea Pozzo in the Gesù and Sant’Ignazio”

Andrew Horn

Teaching Fellow, History of Art, University of Edinburgh

4:30 p.m. Discussion

5 p.m. Reception

Bellarmine Hall

The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations required. Register at Generous funding for the symposium has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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