Past Exhibitions

2019

Game of Thrones chair

March 28 – July 31, 2019
Game of Thrones: Contemporary Art Furniture

MFA show

April 6 – May 12, 2019
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

2018

The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture

October 25, 2018 to March 10, 2019
The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture

Civil Rights Movement photographs by Danny Lyon

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

From Hogarth to Daumier: Satirical Prints in the Benton’s Collection

August 30 – October 14, 2018
From Hogarth to Daumier: Satirical Prints in the Benton’s Collection

Close Third Person: MFA Studio Art Group Exhibition

April 3 – May 6, 2018
Close Third Person: MFA Studio Art Group Exhibition

I AM A MAN: Photographs by Ernest C. Withers

February 1, 2018 to May 6, 2018
I AM A MAN: Photographs by Ernest C. Withers

51st Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

January 18 – March 11, 2018
51st Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

Face-Off: Confronting Portraiture

January 15, 2019 to March 10, 2019
Face-Off: Confronting Portraiture

What’s the Alternative? Art and Outrage of the 1960s Underground Press

August 24, 2018 to October 14, 2018
What’s the Alternative? Art and Outrage of the 1960s Underground Press

52nd Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

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

A Print Sampler: Explore Printmaking Techniques

March 22, 2018 to May 27, 2018
A Print Sampler: Explore Printmaking Techniques

Ancestors of the Passage: Work by Imna Arroyo

January 18 – March 11, 2018
Ancestors of the Passage: Work by Imna Arroyo

From Old Masters to Revolutionaries: Five Centuries of the Benton’s Best


From Old Masters to Revolutionaries: Five Centuries of the Benton’s Best

2017

Living in Frames: Gendered Spaces

October 19 – December 17, 2017
Living in Frames: Gendered Spaces

Marking 35 Years: The Work of Deborah Dancy

August 31 – October 15, 2017
Marking 35 Years: The Work of Deborah Dancy

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

March 23 – July 30, 2017
Objectifying Myself: Works by Women Artists from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

The 50th Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

January 26 – March 12, 2017
The 50th Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water

August 31 – December 17, 2017
Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water

Liz Whitney Quisgard: An Installation

March 23 – July 30, 2017
Liz Whitney Quisgard: An Installation

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

March 23 – July 30, 2017
Work It: Women Artists, Ellen Emmet Rand, and the Business of Seeing

UConn Reads: Sacred Ground

January 26 – March 12, 2017
UConn Reads: Sacred Ground

2016

Visual AIDS

December 18, 2016
Visual AIDS

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

September 9 – December 18, 2016
Presidential Campaigning Over the Decades: Mark & Rosalind Shenkman's Collection of Early American Campaign Flags

Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art

June 2 – July 31, 2016
Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art

Guerrilla Girls: Art, Activism & the “F” Word

March 24 – May 22, 2016
Guerrilla Girls: Art, Activism & the “F” Word

Stark Imagery: The Male Nude in Art

January 21–March 13, 2016
Stark Imagery: The Male Nude in Art

Steaming Ahead: Reginald Marsh Watercolors of Locomotives

October 20 – December 18, 2016
Steaming Ahead: Reginald Marsh Watercolors of Locomotives

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

September 1 – 25, 2016
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Are We All Here? 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 9 – May 8, 2016
Are We All Here? 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition

IN-DIFFERENCE: Reflections on Race

January 21–March 13, 2016
IN-DIFFERENCE: Reflections on Race

2015

Sacred Sisters: In Praise of Art & Poetry

October 22-December 20
Sacred Sisters: In Praise of Art & Poetry

Dotted Dialogues: Contemporary Indigenous Art from Central Australia

September 1 – October 11, 2015
Dotted Dialogues: Contemporary Indigenous Art from Central Australia

Remembering the Vietnam War

April 14 – August 9, 2015
Remembering the Vietnam War

In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art

January 22 –March 29, 2015
In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art

The 49th Annual Art Department Faculty Show

October 22-December 20
The 49th Annual Art Department Faculty Show

Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

May 28 – October 11, 2015
Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

The 2015 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: A World Still in the Making

April 14­–May 10, 2015
The 2015 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: A World Still in the Making

Sweet Sensations: UConn Reads The Omnivores Dilemma

January 22 –March 29, 2015
Sweet Sensations: UConn Reads The Omnivores Dilemma

2014

Land Grant Landscapes: Pre-1950 American Landscapes from the Benton Collection

October 23–December 14, 2014
Land Grant Landscapes: Pre-1950 American Landscapes from the Benton Collection

Victory is a Question of Stamina: Posters from the First World War

September 2 – October 12, 2014 July 28, 2014
Victory is a Question of Stamina: Posters from the First World War

Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage

May 23–August 10, 2014
Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage

Making the Movement Move: Photography, Student Activism, and Civil Rights

March 28–August 10, 2014
Making the Movement Move: Photography, Student Activism, and Civil Rights

 Persepolis: Word and Image

April 5–May 11, 2014
Persepolis: Word and Image

CHEM 101: The Science of Photography

October 23 – December 14, 2014
CHEM 101: The Science of Photography

The 48th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

September 2 – October 12, 2014
The 48th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

March 28–August 10, 2014
Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

Unclaimed Space: The 2014 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

April 5–May 11, 2014
Unclaimed Space: The 2014 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

2013

Framing Photography: New Additions to the Benton Collection in Context

Oct 22 – Dec 15, 2013
Framing Photography: New Additions to the Benton Collection in Context

The 47th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Oct 22 – Dec 15, 2013
The 47th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

20/21: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Benton’s Collection

Sept 3 – Oct 13, 2013
20/21: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Benton’s Collection

The Secret Paris of the 1930s: Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

March 26-May 12, 2013
The Secret Paris of the 1930s: Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs: People and Places from the Classical World

January 22-March 17, 2013
These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs: People and Places from the Classical World

Director’s Cut

January 22-March 17, 2013
Director’s Cut

Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

Oct 22 – Dec 15, 2013
Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

Handstitched Agendas: Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas

Oct 22 – Dec 15, 2013
Handstitched Agendas: Art and Politics of the Kuna Indian Molas

Elisions: The 2013 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

April 6-May 12, 2013
Elisions: The 2013 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio

February 2-April 28, 2013
Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio

Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of "The Great Gatsby"

January 22 – March 17,
Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of "The Great Gatsby"

2012

Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS.

October 30-December 16, 2012
Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS.

The 46th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

September 4-October 14, 2012
The 46th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

From Objects to Object: Found Sculpture by Leo Sewell

June 2-August 5, 2012
From Objects to Object: Found Sculpture by Leo Sewell

The 2012 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

March 31-May 6, 2012
The 2012 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Half the Sky: Historically

January 17 – March 11
Half the Sky: Historically

Classical Mythology in Modern and Contemporary Art: Works from the Permanent Collection

January 17-March 11, 2012
Classical Mythology in Modern and Contemporary Art: Works from the Permanent Collection

Taking Shape: Building The Benton’s

October 23-December 16, 2012
Taking Shape: Building The Benton’s

The Dark Side of Life": 19th-Century Narrative Cycles by Rethel, Klinger, and Kollwitz

September 4-October 14, 2012
The Dark Side of Life": 19th-Century Narrative Cycles by Rethel, Klinger, and Kollwitz

Four Seasons

June 2-August 5, 2012
Four Seasons

Screenshots

March 22-May 20, 2012
Screenshots

Themes from the Collections: The 16th to the 21st Century

January 17-March 11, 2012
Themes from the Collections: The 16th to the 21st Century

Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial Age, 1850-1900

January 17-March 11, 2012
Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial Age, 1850-1900

2011

In Retrospect: Art Department Faculty Emeriti, 1961-2001

October 29-December 18, 2011
In Retrospect: Art Department Faculty Emeriti, 1961-2001

Project 35

August 30 – December 18, 2011
Project 35

The 45th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

August 30 – October 16, 2011
The 45th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

The Art of Dr. Seuss

May 31-August 7, 2011
The Art of Dr. Seuss

The Art of Nursing: Posters and Prints from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing

April 12-May 8, 2011
The Art of Nursing: Posters and Prints from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing

The 2011 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

April 9-May 8, 2011
The 2011 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Project 35

January 25 – December 18, 2011
Project 35

Barkley L. Hendricks: Some Like It Hot

October 25-December 18, 2011
Barkley L. Hendricks: Some Like It Hot

Musical Prints: 1568-1949

August 30-October 16, 2011
Musical Prints: 1568-1949

The Sum of Its Parts: Selections from the Benton Collections

May 31-August 7, 2011
The Sum of Its Parts: Selections from the Benton Collections

The Colored Woodcut in 19th-Century Japan: Edo and Osaka

May 31-August 7, 2011
The Colored Woodcut in 19th-Century Japan: Edo and Osaka

The End of Life: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Experience

April 12-May 8, 2011
The End of Life: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Experience

Photo Identities: Images from the Benton Collections

March 26-May 8, 2011
Photo Identities: Images from the Benton Collections

Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons

January 25-March 20, 2011
Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons

2010

The 2010 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

April 1 – May 9, 2010
The 2010 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

CounterMart, An Installation by Abby Manock

March 25-May 9, 2010
CounterMart, An Installation by Abby Manock

Poem & Picture

March 25-May 9, 2010
Poem & Picture

2009

The Spirit of Afghanistan: Carpets of War and Hope

October 29-December 18, 2009
The Spirit of Afghanistan: Carpets of War and Hope

The 44th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

September 3-October 18, 2009
The 44th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

A Touch of Humor

June 6 – August 9, 2009
A Touch of Humor

Luigi Lucioni’s American Countryside

April 4 – May 10, 2009
Luigi Lucioni’s American Countryside

Anatomically Correct: Medical Illustrations, 1543-2008

March 17 – May 10, 2009
Anatomically Correct: Medical Illustrations, 1543-2008

¡Merengue! Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales

January 20–March 6, 2009
¡Merengue! Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales

Women’s Work, Women’s Dreams: A Century of Swedish Women’s Arts

September 24-December 18, 2009
Women’s Work, Women’s Dreams: A Century of Swedish Women’s Arts

Punch & Judy: Handpuppets, Politics & Humor

June 6 – August 9, 2009
Punch & Judy: Handpuppets, Politics & Humor

Apperceptions: Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2009

April 4 – May 10, 2009
Apperceptions: Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2009

The Heywood Legacy: Twenty Years of Costumes for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre

March 17 – May 10, 2009
The Heywood Legacy: Twenty Years of Costumes for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Rhythms in Design

January 20 – March 6, 2009
Rhythms in Design

Yuyanapaq: To Remember

January 20–March 6, 2009
Yuyanapaq: To Remember

2008

Mandala: The Sacred Circle of Vajrabhairava

November 10 – December 19, 2008
Mandala: The Sacred Circle of Vajrabhairava

Monks of Namgyal Monastery Return to the Benton

November 4 – November 9, 2008
Monks of Namgyal Monastery Return to the Benton

43rd Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

September 2 – October 12, 2008
43rd Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Pentameter: The 2008 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

April 12 – May 11, 2008
Pentameter: The 2008 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Marcus Garvey: The Centennial Exhibition

March 19-May 11, 2008
Marcus Garvey: The Centennial Exhibition

Pamina Traylor’s Tagged

January 22 – March 30, 2008
Pamina Traylor’s Tagged

The Art of Gaman

January 22 – March 30, 2008
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

Bound by Tradition and Religion: Tibetan Tangkas

October 21 – December 19, 2008
Bound by Tradition and Religion: Tibetan Tangkas

Sera: The Way of the Tibetan Monk, The Photographs of Sheila Rock

August 26 – December 19, 2008
Sera: The Way of the Tibetan Monk, The Photographs of Sheila Rock

Stoned or Impregnated, New York Lithography, ca. 1960

June 3 – August 10, 2008
Stoned or Impregnated, New York Lithography, ca. 1960

Rome, Italy and Europe

November 6, 2007 – May 23, 2008
Rome, Italy and Europe

Manzanar and Tule Lake: A Soundscape by Richard Lerman

January 22 – March 30, 2008
Manzanar and Tule Lake: A Soundscape by Richard Lerman

A Place Called Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams

January 22 – March 30, 2008
A Place Called Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams

2007

Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession

September 8 – December 16, 2007
Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

42nd Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

August 28 – November 4, 2007
42nd Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Rodin’s Contemporaries

September 8 – December 16, 2007
Rodin’s Contemporaries