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.

      • November 5:
        Healing with Poetic Release & UCCOx, 6:00 – 7:30
        The power of poetry can help heal a community. The Benton Museum is partnering with UConn’s Poetic Release and UCCOx student clubs for a poetry and spoken word open mic night.  Speak your words or listen in.  Offered via Zoom Meetings. Registration required.
        • November 19: WHUS DJ Playlist
          Finish the week with a playlist made just for Thursdays.
          • November 26: Happy Thanksgiving!
            • December 3: Drawing Workshop, 6:30-7:30pm
              Learn the basics of still life drawing with UConn Studio Art graduate student Magdalena Pawlowski. Offered via Zoom Webinar – registration is required.

             

             

            PAST EVENTS:

            • 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.
            • 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 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.