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The Perkin Gallery

 The Perkin Gallery

Paradise Lost no watermarkSeptember 6 - October 7, 2018
Paradise [Lost]
Opening reception: September 6, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm



Flowers and Bee India ink on paper 15 x 11June 14 - August 25, 2018
Garden Menagerie
Opening reception: June 14, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm






web FairfieldBeaches Poster copyMay 25-31, 2018
Fairfield Public Schools 44th Annual Student Art Show
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 30, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

May 14-June 1, 2018
Advanced Placement Art Show




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February 15 - May 6, 2018
Living in the New World
Opening reception: February 15, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm






santa1-resized for webDecember 14, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children's Historical Collection
Opening reception: December 14, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm










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The Great War and the United States Home Front
Opening reception: October 12, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm







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People's Choice 2017
Opening reception: September 8, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm






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Jane Austen: Insights and Influences

May 15 - June 2, 2017
AP Art Show

May 31 - June 2, 2017
Fairfield District-wide Art Show





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February 16 - May 7, 2017
Pages from Pequot:
Pequot Founders: Building a Library and a Legacy
Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert B. Monroe, along with their collaborators Mary Catherine Hull Wakeman and Rev. William Holman.

Opening reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 - 8:30pm



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December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Pages from Pequot:
Cooking Down the Ages: Cookbooks and Recipes

Explore the history of culinary literature spanning the Middle Ages to today, with a vivid selection of items from the Library’s Special Collections. This exhibition highlights the significance of food preparation over the ages.

Opening reception: Saturday, December 10, 2016
5pm - 7pm



DoreRavenCoverOctober 1 - December 1, 2016
Pages from Pequot:
Poe and Witches -- Gazing at the Dark Side

View early editions by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) from Pequot Library's Special Collections, plus 17th and 18th century writings by Cotton and Increase Mather about witchcraft in New England.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016
5pm - 7pm


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People's Choice Art Show Winners
Three artist exhibition featuring winners selected by Preview Party viewers at the 2015 Community Art Show.

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5pm - 7pm





audubon birds of america - smallJune 4, 2016 - August 8, 2016
Pages from Pequot -
The Birds and the Bees: Preserving Their Habitat

Primary source material from Pequot Library's Special Collections plus contemporary items.

Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
Guest speaker: Nelson North
Executive Director of The Connecticut Audubon Society




fairfield public schoolsMay 16 - June 2, 2016
Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition
Selections from Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde High Schools

william shakespeareFebruary 16, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Pages from Pequot: Uncovering Shakespeare
Primary source material from Pequot Library's Special Collections of rare books, plus contemporary items.


Columbus6October 13, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Exploring America: Christopher Columbus
Primary source material from Pequot Library's Special Collections of rare books.








WEBSITE ICONOctober 14 - October 22, 2017
20th Annual Art Show: The Story of Art
Preview Party Fundraiser: October 14, 2017 at 6:00pm



compressed for web migration-now jaquarMarch 9 - July 2, 2017
Perspectives at Pequot: U.S. Immigration Today




 Rennell Room

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Nature Morte
Opening reception: October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm








Information for Exhibitors:
Perkin Gallery Layout

The Perkin Gallery was created during the restoration of Pequot’s original building in 2005/2006. The founding of the Gallery was made possible by a donation from the Perkin Fund in memory ofPerkin_Gallery__Display__Case_-_May_2008_003_Cropped_edited_resized_for_website John Thorne Perkin.

The Perkin Gallery is a wonderful space for exhibiting art. It has been filled with the work of local photographers, printmakers, and painters as well as with Library-sponsored exhibitions.

The Gallery also houses an exhibit case which is a showcase for the Library’s Rare Books. Whenever possible, we match the books on display with the theme of the current art exhibition, bringing art and literature together.

The accessibility of the Gallery is also one of its strengths. People passing through the Library can’t help but stop and look at the art. And the children love it too!

For more information about The Perkin Gallery please contact the Front Desk at  (203) 259-0346 ext. 115.