A thesis in the form of an art exhibit is bound to capture your attention, so head on over to the William Benton Museum of Art if you want to interact with this year’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) exhibition for 2019.
Thursday night, the William Benton Museum of Art unveiled its newest exhibition, “The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture.” While Rand’s name is unfamiliar to audiences today, her story is important to the history of art in this country.
“I wanted to work on an artist that there hadn’t been a lot written about or talked about and the more I found out about her life, the more honestly shocked I was that there wasn’t more information and she really hadn’t had, I thought, the kind of exposure and dialogue that she should,” Alexis Boylan, the curator of the exhibit and a University of Connecticut American Studies professor, said of her reasoning for highlighting Rand’s work.
Longtime rivals UConn and Providence will play an exhibition game this evening at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The proceeds from the game will be used to help victims of the recent hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean.