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William Benton Museum

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The William Benton Museum of Art is located on the University of Connecticut's Storrs Campus, the museum presents art collections spanning from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The museum displays fine collection of art ranging from paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures. The museum houses more than 6,500 pieces of art, the museum is named after Connecticut senator and university trustee, William Benton. The museum officially opened in 1967. The museum offers free admission, art lovers can explore dynamic art collection all year round, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Things to Do

  • The art museum displays stunning works of art ranging from paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. See portraits and imagery describing human emotions, landscapes and religions.
  • Current exhibit is Bread n' Puppet theater's speak out! speak out! exhibit, it presents huge puppets, masks and paintings to describe different pressing issues.
  • Dotted Dialogues exhibit shows exclusive and stunning paintings and sculptures made by Aboriginal communities in Australia.
  • The museum holds special programs, talks, musical performances and family programs.
  • Families can enjoy care free drawing days every Friday, enjoy a delicious lunch in the Beanery Cafe after the drawing activity.

William Benton Museum Insider Tips

  • Donations are appreciated.
  • Guided tours are offered on select days.

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