benton Sculpture Professor Monica Bock installs her work for the 50th Annual Faculty Exhibition.

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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
4:30-6:30pm

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The Benton's 50th Anniversary: A groovin’ 60s cocktail party!

Join us in celebrating the museum's 50th Anniversary with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music & a silent auction.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
7–10 pm
More details here
Auction items listed here


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.

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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

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

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

March 23 - July 30, 2017

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

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

Progression:  Then and Now
(Work by Visiting Artist Stanwyck Cromwell, organized by the Africana Institute, UConn.)