Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

The mission of the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery is informed by certain humanistic traditions that provide a framework of inquiry throughout the University. As art has the visual capacity to "engage the body, mind, heart and soul of the human person," it is isomorphic with Jesuit pedagogy and supports the whole person entering the learning experience and the "continual interplay of context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation." This principle is further supported by the living and learning communities at Fairfield University that encourage the benefit of inquiry through the creation of meaningful experiences appropriate for reflection and action. The Integrative Learning paradigm encourages students to push the framework of inquiry further by attempting to understand issues and positions contextually, while using diverse and even contradictory points of views in the learning process. This paradigm guides students in combining skills and knowledge from multiple sources and exper
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
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1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield , CT  6828
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