Reasons to support Education at The Benton Museum

Museum As Classroom: Teaching and Learning with Art; Website Graphic



2 children looking at art Students in Education Classroom students discussing work of art at the museum

Support the Benton’s education and outreach on the UConn campus and in the community during UConn Gives:

  • More than 700 K-12 students came to the Museum for a field trip or art workshop in 2023.
  • Over 1750 (and counting!) UConn students have visited the Museum with a class so far during the 2023-24 academic year. 
  • Faculty in Art & Art History, German Language & Literature, Human Rights, Latin American Studies, Landscape Architecture, and WGSS selected objects from storage for class sessions at the Museum, which took place in our new Education Center starting in January.
  • Our online Art Encounters series combined close looking with hands-on art experiences and connected students in Storrs, Avery Point, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury, and beyond with the Benton’s collections and exhibitions.
  • 100-200 UConn students and community members attended First Thursday each month for hands-on art activities, Pet Therapy, and a live DJ set in our galleries.
  • 2,150 visitors stopped by the Benton during UConn’s annual Weekend of Welcome for scavenger hunts in the galleries and our signature t-shirt giveaway.
  • More than 370 guests participated in one of the Museum’s offsite outreach events this past fall and winter.