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William Benton Museum of Art

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Address: 245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06269
Phone Number: 860.486.4520
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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Wonderful Free Museum at UCONN

The Benton Museum of Art on the UCONN campus is a wonderful art museum. I enjoyed the Chem 101: The Science of Photography exhibit. My favorite photos were the daguerreotypes by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Storrs, CT
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Storrs, CT
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88 reviews 88 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Benton Museum of Art on the UCONN campus is a wonderful art museum. I enjoyed the Chem 101: The Science of Photography exhibit. My favorite photos were the daguerreotypes by Jerry Spignoli of NYC. Ellen Carey's colorful Polaroid photography is beautiful. Dr. Kumar of UCONN Chemistry originated the idea of the exhibit. I attended the salon on November 7... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Small art museum on UCONN campus. Would visit if on campus but probably not otherwise. Not sure when it ends but when I was there in early June there was an showing of works by Ron Woods of the Rolling Stones - better than I thought it would be. I know these places have to be careful of their exhibitions... More 

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Greenfield MA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were driving through the area, and thought we'd stop. First, the parking situation is horrible. Since we were there on a Saturday, after we parked we went in to ask about if we were probably parked, to find out we weren't. We couldn't tell as we didn't think the signs said we couldn't park there. We were told to... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We spent part of a day on the UCONN campus and visited the Benton. There is a small but impressive permanent collection of classical art. Additional galleries had photography and contemporary art exhibits. It's not worth a trip by itself, in my opinion, but if you're in the area it's certainly worth a visit. Hard to argue with an hour... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a small museum with a very good quality collection. They seem underfunded and some galleries were closed due to staffing. What was out was very good but it took less than a hour to see it all.

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Storrs, CT
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The museum while in a nice building and good atmosphere is a bit small and therefore has limited exhibit space....all the more important to have exceptional works and shows. It has been a bit weak in some these.

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213 Mansfield ,Ct.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

All of the Artwork at the William Benton Museum is something you must see to appreciate. It is absolutely amazing. So much talent. You must see to believe.

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

All state universities are supposed to have museums and other collections to educate and enlighten the students. This one ain't bad - though as a UCONN grad I'm a little prejudiced. Recent additions (structural and artwork) to the Benton have spiffed it up. Your tax dollars paid for this, admission is free, and you get more than what you paid... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

This is a nice museum with all kinds of rotating exhibits, but is very small so there is not much to see. If you are on the campus it is worth a visit if you enjoy art.

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East Hartford, CT
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89 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

A bit difficult to find parking, but after finally snagging a spot in the parking garage a short walk away I found a very good, small museum with interesting exhibits and permanent collection.

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