Thursdays with The Benton

The Benton’s popular First Thursday open house is online this semester with weekly activities, crafts, workshops & more! All events are free.

    • October 8:
      Creative Pumpkin Decorating
      UConn Students Only.  Registration Required.  This event is limited to 25 participants.
      Pick up your pumpkin and supplies from the museum and create your fall decoration for your dorm room or apartment.
    • October 15:
      Project Fashion Takeover – Activism through fashion
      The museum has partnered with UConn’s Project Fashion Club.  Club participants will present how works from the museum’s Guerrilla Girls collection influenced their creative designs.
    • October 22:
      DIY Fall Leaf Candle Holder
      UConn Students Only.  Registration Required. This event is limited to 25 participants.
      Pick up your jar and supplies at the museum to create a beautiful fall candle holder that can be used inside or outside.
    • October 29:
      Drawing Workshop, 6:30-7:30pm
      Led by UConn Studio Art graduate student Magdalena Pawlowski. Offered via Zoom Webinar – registration is required.




      • September 3:
        Benton Museum Challenge with UConn’s Art & Art History Club
        Recreate a work of art from the Benton’s collection.
        Click on the link above for details.
        This event link is still available.
      • September 17:
        Coloring Pages
        Relax with a set of free coloring pages from The Benton.
        Coloring pages are still available to download.