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Valerie Hegarty: America’s Meltdown and the Memory of Water5:30pm
Valerie Hegarty: America’s Meltdown and the Memory of Water
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtThe 2023 Annual Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in the Arts
“America’s Meltdown and the Memory of Water”
Lecture by artist Valerie Hegarty
Free and Open to the Public
RSVP appreciated to email@example.com or 860-486-4520
Valerie Hegarty is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes paintings, sculptures and installations that explore issues of memory, place, and history. Starting with a personal inspiration, Hegarty seeks out poetic connections between her personal history, art history, and current events. Her 2021 solo exhibition at Malin Gallery, NY featured the Covid Diaries Series, a suite of sculptures inspired by the artist’s journal entries from the previous year that addressed the catastrophic phenomena of the pandemic and the unravelling of the nation’s political institutions and culture. The Benton acquired a sculpture from the series, which is on display in the museum’s Gilman Gallery.
Hegarty has exhibited at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Artists Space, and the High Line. She has received awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. Hegarty earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from San Francisco’s Academy of Art College, and a BA from Middlebury College, VT.
Saturday Afternoon Studio: Dinosaur Terrariums1:30pm
Saturday Afternoon Studio: Dinosaur Terrariums
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtRoll up your sleeves and get ready for hands-on art adventures this winter! Designed for children ages 7-11, the Benton’s Saturday Afternoon Studio sessions feature guided tours of current exhibitions and hands-on art making fun.
Register early to secure your preferred dates; please contact Curator of Education, Mollie Sixsmith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
$15 per student
Students will step into the role of a paleontologist as they explore fossils and dinosaur artwork in the special exhibition Seeing Truth: Art, Science, Museums and Making Knowledge. Afterwards, students will sculpt dinosaurs out of clay and construct their own terrarium habitat for their creatures.
Homeschool Program: Build-a-Bird: Paper Weaving10:30am
Homeschool Program: Build-a-Bird: Paper Weaving
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtThe Museum’s homeschool programs, designed for aspiring artists ages 6-12, are the perfect opportunity to view special exhibitions, try new art techniques, and explore creative writing activities.
To register for a program please contact Mollie Sixsmith, Curator of Education, at 860-486-1711 or via email email@example.com.
Build-a-Bird: Paper Weaving
$10 per student
After drawing inspiration from birds and other creatures in the Celebrating Art by Women exhibition, students will try their hand at paper weaving to create their own avian artwork.
Art Encounters: Celebrating Art by Women6:30pm
Art Encounters: Celebrating Art by Women
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Other via ZoomJoin Benton educators for an interactive two-part workshop exploring Encounters with the Collection: Celebrating Art by Women. Learn more about self-portraits in the exhibition through close looking and discussion. Then try your hand at designing a split self-portrait; beginner and experienced artists welcome. Materials kit available at the front desk one week before the program. Free for UConn students and Museum members, $5 for non-members.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-ytrzwsHNZx0kmga_WNs-J1z9PrOMri
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and picking up your materials kit.