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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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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Small museum tucked away on the UCONN campus. Hard to find, and no parking at the site. Not a far walk from parking garage tho. When you go in, you enter thru the restaurant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Storrs, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small museum tucked away on the UCONN campus. Hard to find, and no parking at the site. Not a far walk from parking garage tho. When you go in, you enter thru the restaurant which is sort of weird. Exhibitions are ok - some parts of the museum look a bit worn. We enjoyed the gallery with the museum collection... More 

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Quiet Corner, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been to the Benton several times in the past few months and have really enjoyed it. The artwork is very good, and inspires lots of discussion. It's easy to find on campus, which is a plus. The docents are excellent, too. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

How lucky we are to have such an array of art so close by...and even if you're not so close by, it's worth the trip. The William Benton Museum of Art, located on the UCONN campus, is an oasis for curious minds with its one gallery highlighting the permanent collection and two other exhibit-changing galleries featuring art that so often... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was our first visit to this on-campus museum. It has no parking, so we had to park in a garage (inexpensive) and walk. While the building looks nice from the outside, the inside was unattractive, with grumpy students at the desk. Upstairs there were three small galleries. The first contained American paintings of various periods, none very remarkable, and... More 

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Storrs, CT
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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