The William Benton Museum of Art is Connecticut’s State art museum. The collection of more than 6,500 works of art, dating from the 15th through the 21st centuries, includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, photographs, and sculptures.
On campus of University of Connecticut, the Museum is housed in a small, Collegiate Gothic structure, which is among the core campus buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Holdings include work by Childe Hassam, Henry Ward Ranger, Emil Carlson, Charles H. Davis, Ernest Lawson, and Guy Wiggins, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Hart Benton, Fairfield Porter, George Bellows, Gustav Klimt, Rembrandt Peale, Georges Braque, Edward Burne-Jones, Maurice Prendergast, and Kiki Smith, Reginald Marsh, and works by other important 20th-century American artists. Also, 107 Käthe Kollwitz prints and drawings.
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Photographs document the leading role of students in the struggle for civil rights
Oil paintings, drawings, and photographs explore the business of painting portraits