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  • Art By Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood At UConn

    Art By Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood At UConn
    Nancy Stula has a way with rock stars. Last year, when she was director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Stula brought in an exhibit of artwork by Courtney Love. Now she's director of the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs and she's...
  • UConn's Benton Museum Examines the Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas

    UConn's Benton Museum Examines the Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas
    UConn's Benton Museum has three new exhibits opening this month. Check out Handstitched Agendas: Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas before mid-October for a glimpse of life among the idigenous people of Panama, who wove political meanings into...
  • Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
  • The Dark Side of Life, on Display at the William Benton Museum of Art

    The Dark Side of Life, on Display at the William Benton Museum of Art
    Artists capture the lives they know. They always have. Part of that job includes choosing an artistic medium: paint, sculpture, video, music, fiction, what-have-you. At the end of the 19th century, following their predecessors Hogarth and Goya, German...
  • The William Benton Museum of Art's "20/21" Exhibit Features Modern and Contemporary Art

    The William Benton Museum of Art's "20/21" Exhibit Features Modern and Contemporary Art
    Summer's a great time to get yourself to an air-conditioned museum, to cool off, free of crowds, and bask in the fruits of someone's creativity. At the Benton in Storrs, you can catch 20/21, an exhibit of some of the museum's latest acquisitions,...
  • Three Great New Openings at UConn's Benton Museum

    Three Great New Openings at UConn's Benton Museum
    The state's art museum/gallery scene seems to be heating up these days. UConn's Benton Museum keeps pace this spring, with three new exhibits that draw on their deep reserves of 18th-century works on Classical themes ("These Groves Were Once the Home of...
  • William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs Explores the Great Gatsby Era

    William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs Explores the Great Gatsby Era
    The gilded age of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was a rapidly modernizing society, when the forces of the new and the old duked it out. On March 15, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut will explore the artistic world of the...
  • New Exhibit at UConn's William Benton Museum of Art Will Make You Rethink the Middle East

    New Exhibit at UConn's William Benton Museum of Art Will Make You Rethink the Middle East
    Imagine yourself surrounded by eight individuals, all jabbering away at once at something or other. You'd hear bits of sentences, word fragments, syllables, spaces and breaths. Few long, well thought-out utterances would survive. Differences between the...
  • Musical Prints: 1568-1949 at the William Benton Museum in Storrs

    Musical Prints: 1568-1949 at the William Benton Museum in Storrs
    Music lovers: head to the Benton Museum sometime before Oct. 16 for a rare glimpse of 64 images of composers, performers and patrons captured by artists over nearly four centuries, including Paul Lafond's (1847-1918) etching of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901,...
  • Freetime: Barkley Hendricks Showcases Caribbean Landscapes at the William Benton Museum

    Freetime:  Barkley Hendricks Showcases Caribbean Landscapes at the William Benton Museum
    Barkley Hendricks, a professor of studio art at Connecticut College and Yale alumnus who won a 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism, heads to Jamaica every winter when the cold gets to be too much to bear. But he hardly hangs...
  • All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)

    All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)
    Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
  • 'Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons,' at the William Benton Museum in Storrs

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons || || March 20. The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, (860) 486-1705, thebenton.org || ++++++++++++++++++++ In a now...