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The Bellarmine Museum of Art in Fairfield, Connecticut is the most recent feather on the cap of the state?s reputation as center for culture and the arts. Located inside the campus of Fairfield University, this museum opened on October 24, 2010.

The museum focuses on the collection of Classical, Renaissance, Celtic, Medieval, Baroque, and Asian art and artifacts displayed inside its three galleries. The museum is located in the lower level of Bellarmine Hall, an English Manor-styled hall designed in 1920.

The museum?s Meditz Gallery features 10 Italian Renaissance paintings donated by Samuel H. Kress Foundation and loaned pieces from the Parthenon. The museum?s other notable collection is the rare The Book of Kells, an illustrated manuscript produced by Celtic monks employing a style called Insular Art. The Book of Kells is often described as the peak of Western Calligraphy during the Middle Ages.
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