In honor of our beloved and respected professor, and founder of Franklin’s Art and History department, we celebrate Brian Stanford’s (1939-2018) new art exhibit at the Municipal House of Bioggio from June 18 – October 2. 2021.

Professor Stanford was educated at the Beckenham School of Art in London and Southampton University, and taught at Franklin from 1970, when the school opened its doors, until his retirement in 2015. He had a profound influence on the evolution of the University, offering classes on Classical Modernism, Picasso, and the Psychology of Art. These courses inspired students in all disciplines, and his studio art courses in painting and photography brought out the creativity of many future artists. Professor Stanford additionally led numerous Academic Travels to Cornwall and London to explore the theme of classical modernism. The travels combined both art and history with visits to London’s National Gallery, the Courtauld Institute of Art, Sotheby’s, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, the Kettle’s Yard Museum and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.

The Municipality of Bioggio is promoting a new exhibition in honor of the life and work of Brian Stanford, to be inaugurated on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the city's Town Hall. The presentation will be curated by Matteo Belinelli, to whom Professor Stanford was an enlightened and passionate art teacher at the Fleming College in Vezia, and will last until Oct 2, 2021.

Exhibition Opening Friday, June 18 2021, at 18.30 at the Casa Comunale di Bioggio

Exhibition dates: 18 June – 2 October 2021

Opening hoursMon 16.00 - 19.00Thur 11.00 - 14.00Tue / Wed / Fri 09.45 - 11.45For additional information, please call 091 611 10 50