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School of Fine ArtsThe William Benton Museum of Art

The Collection

In 1988 the museum’s Education Department purchased 50 Arpilleras from the Vicaria de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile for the Education Collection.

The Vicariate of Solidarity was an agency of the Catholic Church, Chile, established by Pope Paul VI at the request of Cardinal Ral Silva Henrquez. Its role was to assist the victims of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s military dictatorship during the 1970s and 1980s.

For permission to reproduce, please contact the Registrar at The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 860-486-1707.

To host a docent-led tour at your school, please contact the education department at 860-486-1711. Note: Docent led tours are for schools no more than 40 miles from the museum.