Upcoming Exhibition

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio.

Upcoming Exhibition

Presidential Campaigning Over the Decades: The Mark and Rosalind Shenkman Collection of Early American Campaign Flags

Featuring more than 60 rare and important presidential campaign flags and textiles produced between 1815 and 1912, the Shenkman collection demonstrates a fascinating aspect of of early American political campaigning.

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.

Upcoming Exhibitions


 Coming Soon to The Benton

First Folio!  The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
September 2 - September 25, 2016

The Mark and Rosalind Shenkman Collection of Americana:  Early Campaign Flags
Fall 2016

50th Annual Faculty Exhibition
Winter 2016

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

Visual AIDS

This exhibit assembles images produced in response to the AIDS epidemic or by artists associated with it, and highlights how artists and AIDs activists produced a variety of imagery in an attempt to control the way the disease was perceived by the public.