Two separate yet complementary exhibitions of a retrospective view of the work of artist Norman Gorbaty open at Fairfield University on Jan. 27.

Gorbaty's "To Honor My People" features the artist's Judaic works at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts and "Norman Gorbaty: Works in Dialogue," which highlights the artist's drawings, carvings and sculptures, will be on display at the Bellarmine Museum of Art.

The public is invited to attend the opening receptions on Jan. 27 when Gorbaty will be in attendance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both exhibitions will run through March 27. Admission is free.

In addition, several free lectures by Gorbaty are planned.

The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies presents the artist as the Samuel and Bettie Roberts Memorial Lecturer in Jewish Art on Feb. 9 in Gonzaga Hall's auditorium at 8 p.m. Gorbaty joins directors Dr. Diana Mille of the Walsh Art Gallery and Dr. Jill Deupi of the Bellarmine Museum of Art for two noontime talks about his works on Feb. 23 at the Walsh Art Gallery and March 2 at the Bellarmine Museum of Art.

In exploring his work, the two exhibitions display a sense of mystery and a commitment to taking risks.

The Walsh Art Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The Bellarmine Museum of Art hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Second Saturday family days from noon to 5 p.m.