CURRENT Exhibition

Close Third Person: MFA Studio Art Group Exhibition

April 3-May 6, 2018

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.

Museum Collection

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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


  52nd Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
  August 30 – October 14, 2018 

  Stay Tooned
  August 30 – October 14, 2018 

  Civil Rights Movement photographs by Danny Lyon
  October 25 – December 16, 2018

  The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand and
  the Persuasion of Portraiture
  October 25, 2018 – March 10, 2019