The Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University presents “The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art,” opening with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show will be up until Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
The exhibit comprises 25 works by famed masters of 19th-century European art, including Lawrence Alma Tadema, Rosa Bonheur, Léon Bonnat, Alexandre Cabanel, Paul Delaroche, Gustave Doré, Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, Alexandre Rapin, Adolphe Appian, Charles Damour and Frederic Lord Leighton. (This is Bonnat’s “Jacob Wrestling the Angel,” 1876.)
Exhibition programs include a talk by Bellarmine Director Jill Deupi on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m.; a guest lecture by art historian Patricia Mainardi on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m., and a series of Saturday afternoon Family Days from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
The museum is on campus, 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Gallery hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on select Saturdays. Admission is free. Details: