William Benton Museum of Art

The William Benton Museum of Art hosts exhibitions of work from the 15th to the 21st centuries, drawing from their collection of over 6,500 works of art. Groups can tour the museum on their own or with a docent. Tours can be curriculum based and tailored to meet group needs. Groups will explore art through interactive discussions and actively exchanging ideas. University tours are available, and are ideal for first-year students with little experience with art museums. Campus Art Walks are a great way to see art around campus, and gain appreciation through discussion and inquiry.
  
Contact Info
245 Glenbrook Rd., Storrs, CT 06269. Tolland County. Tel: 860-486-4520. Email: benton.education@uconn.edu. Website: www.benton.uconn.edu. Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4:30PM, Weekends 1PM-4:30PM. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee/Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Visual Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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