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School of Fine ArtsThe William Benton Museum of Art


Join our family of friends and experience all that The Benton has to offer.  Your membership contribution provides critical support for the museum, and furthers our mission to bring the enjoyment and inspiration of art to the students of UConn and people of the State of Connecticut and the Northeast.  Your membership helps provide a scholarship each year to a deserving Art History student at the University.

Donate Online through the UConn Foundation, choose Benton Museum and select one of the Benton Museum Funds in the drop-down menu:

  • Benton Museum Memberships
  • Benton Museum of Art Director’s Fund
  • William Benton Museum of Art Endowed Fund

Download Membership Brochure for a membership form. 

Benefits of Membership:

$25 Student / Senior
One membership card
Free admission to the museum
Invitation for one to special membership programs and opening receptions
Discount for one to paid Museum events
Discount in the Museum Shop
Opportunity to participate in members’ trips
Membership to the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program, which offers complimentary admission to over 50 participating museums. To learn more about participating museums, click here.

$30 Individual
All of the above

$40 Dual / Family
Benefits for two adults (residing at the same address) and any dependents.
All of the above benefits for two.

$75 Supporting
All of the above benefits plus:
Complimentary copy of museum publications upon request
Two one-time-use guest passes for member events

$125 Contributing
All of the above benefits plus:
Enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
Enrollment in Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)

(NARM and ROAM benefits give you free or reduced admission to hundreds of museums in the US and abroad.  Great for people who travel)
Parking validated for four two-hour visits to the museum

$250 Sustaining
All of the above benefits plus:
Name recognition
An invitation to an annual event with the Director

$500 Patron
All of the above benefits plus:
Four guest passes
Parking validated for six two-hour visits to the museum

$1,000 Director’s Circle
All of the above benefits plus:
Complimentary tickets for two to all events at the museum
Unlimited parking validation while visiting the museum

$5,000 Benton Circle
All of the above benefits plus:
Invitation to participate in an annual Director’s excursion

For further membership information, please e-mail questions to
or phone 860-486-5084