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  • Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art," which garnered a rave review by Holland Cotter in the New York Times.
  • Most Connecticut Museums Still Allowing Selfie Sticks, For Now

    Most Connecticut Museums Still Allowing Selfie Sticks, For Now
    Selfie sticks are the talk of the museum world. Those extender poles used to widen the panoramic range of a selfie have become popular with the general public and museum visitors, who want to show more of the artworks in the background of their snapshot....

    Michael Pollan's 'Omnivore's Dilemma' Focus Of Two UConn Exhibits

    Michael Pollan's 'Omnivore's Dilemma' Focus Of Two UConn Exhibits
    "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Michael Pollan's 2006 study of the origins of the foods Americans eat, is this year's selection in the UConn Reads program, whose goal is to get the entire campus community to read the same book  and then discuss it in a...

    'In The Paint' Exhibit Celebrates UConn Basketball

    'In The Paint' Exhibit Celebrates UConn Basketball
    When is a basketball not a basketball? When it's a paintbrush. Two pieces in the new exhibit at the Benton Museum on the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus are huge abstract paintings. One was created by the UConn men's basketball team and the...

    UConn Title Teams Contribute To Basketball Art Exhibit

    UConn Title Teams Contribute To Basketball Art Exhibit
    STORRS (AP) - The University of Connecticut already bills itself as the basketball capital of the world, with 13 NCAA championships including both the men's and women's titles in 2014. Now the school is laying claim to being, at least temporarily, the...