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PADA Awards Grant for the Exhibition "The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age" at Fairfield University Art Museum

PADA Awards Grant for the Exhibition "The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age" at Fairfield University Art Museum

The Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) awarded its annual grant to the Fairfield University Art Museum in support of the exhibition The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age at Fairfield University Art Museum (February 2 - May 19, 2018). 

The exhibition, organized by Linda Wolk-Simon PhD, the Frank and Clara Meditz Director and Chief Curator of the Fairfield University Art Museum, explores the patronage of the Farnese family in establishing an artistic program for the Church of the Gesù in Rome.  This loan exhibition included paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, books, documents and religious objects, many never seen before in the United States, most notably the marble Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, 1621-24 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598-1680).