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Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water

Unfiltered explores water as a universal concern and which touches specifically on the themes of: the power of water and the changing landscape; water pollution and biology; water scarcity; climate change; the physical properties of water; and the Connecticut River. The exhibition attempts to place on view works of art which provide visual launching points for discussions about these important water-based issues.

August 31 – December 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Marking 35 Years: The Work of Deborah Dancy

A retrospective exhibition. Recently retired from the University, Deborah Dancy was on the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut since 1981. Deborah Dancy is a painter whose abstract work describes odd invented spaces and stacked structures. Subtle tonalities and fragmented lines become descriptive markers in work that suggests familiar yet ambiguous spaces.

August 31 – October 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 2017
4:30 – 7pm

Permanent Collection

From Old Masters to Revolutionaries: Five Centuries of the Benton’s Best

The Benton is pleased to present a changing selection of its most prized possessions that span five centuries. We begin with a sixteenth-century double portrait by the Spanish court painter Alonso Sanchez Coello, whose unidentified subjects are a well-dressed noblewoman and child.

Web Exhibition

The Work of Ellen Emmet Rand

Ellen Emmet Rand (March 4, 1875 – December 18, 1941) was a prolific American painter and illustrator. The Benton's collection proudly hosts a large sample of her artworks.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming Soon to The Benton

Living in Frames, October 26 - December 17, 2017
51st Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition,  Spring 2018
UConn Reads: Immigration, Spring 2018
The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture
October 25, 2017 - March 10, 2019