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Objectifying Myself: Works by Women Artists from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

This exhibit, from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, explores self portraits by contemprorary women artists, created between 1968-2005. Artists in the exhibition include Judy Chicago, Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Schapiro, June Wayne, Louise Nevelson, and Kiki Smith.

March 23 – July 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Work It: Women Artists, Ellen Emmet Rand, and the Business of Seeing

Work It features paintings by Ellen Emmet Rand and other women artists in the first half of the 20th century—and how they fought for opportunities, paid their bills, and found ways to have their art and creativity seen and taken seriously.

March 23 – July 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:30 – 6:30pm

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.

Current Exhibition

Liz Whitney Quisgard: An Installation

Liz Whitney Quisgard was one of the few women artists represented by eminent gallerist Andre Emmerich in NYC in the 1960s. This installation features an environment of patterned textiles and sculpture created in the last two decades.

March 23 – July 30, 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming Soon to The Benton

Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water, August 31 - December 17, 2017
Marking 35 Years: The Work of Deborah Dancy, August 31 - October 15, 2017
Gendered Spaces, October 26 - December 17, 2017
51st Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition,  Spring 2018
UConn Reads:  Immigration, Spring 2018
Ants, Summer 2018
The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture
October 25, 2017 - March 10, 2019

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.