Arts

UConn Avery Point Offers Open Air Art and Film Exhibition

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted UConn Avery Point to design an outdoor art exhibit, combining sculpture, film, video, and other media.

a man holding a saxaphone

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Ian Sauco ’21 (CLAS, SFA)

Rising senior Ian Sauco is doing summer research to improve his mastery of the saxophone.

Following the announcement of their gift, John and Donna Krenicki hear from a student working at the intersection of the arts and engineering. (Gerry McCarthy/UConn Photo)

UConn Magazine: Married to the Arts, Engineering — and Each Other

Long before a new institute at UConn bore their name, Donna Samson ’84 (SFA) and John Krenicki ’84 (ENG) were juniors living in McMahon Hall.

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DMD Professor Tells Stamford Family’s COVID-19 Story on PBS Frontline

When the story of an elementary school teacher in Stamford, Connecticut, taking care of the newborn brother of one of her students became public in early May, the media put a spotlight on the situation of an immigrant family from Guatemala that was battling COVID-19. Luciana Lira, a bilingual teacher, cared for the newborn baby […]

Lara Herscovitch '95 MSW moved from social work to traveling the world playing music, but says it's all part of a continuum.

UConn-Trained Social Worker Became ‘Highway Philosopher’ Through Her Music

Lara Herscovitch '95 MSW describes her journey from social work to touring the world as a musician.

The Dover Quartet, which will perform three live, online concerts for the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on July 14, July 21, and July 28

Jorgensen Center Debuts Digital Stage with ‘Midsummer Music’ Series

UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts launches a live, digital concert series starting July 14, 2020.

Musician Little Richard performs on the recording studio at a microphone and piano in circa 1959.

UConn Historian Considers the Legacy of Little Richard, Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll

UConn historian Jeffrey Ogbar discusses the career and legacy of pioneering rock 'n' roll artist Little Richard.

An illustration by the artist Simi Kang of a reflection written by Tamanna Brar '20 (CLAS): "I also feel blessed that my family can make home-cooked meals. In other words, my family is Punjabi therefore we cook Punjabi food that is enough for all of us at this time," it reads in part.

New Online Exhibit Highlights Asian American Student Narratives

UConn’s Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) has launched an ongoing online exhibit of student narratives and work from professional artists intended to document student experiences.

A screen showing members of the UConn Choirs performing online.

UConn Choirs Go Virtual with ‘Old Connecticut’ Alma Mater

Unable to perform in their normal venues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UConn Choirs have taken to the Internet.

Elizabeth Ellenwood, "November 3, 2018 Collection," (2018), Installation of 240 cyanotype prints (courtesy of the artist).

Adjusting to Pandemic Reality, 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Benton Museum Moves Online

Undaunted by the restrictions caused by the pandemic, UConn's 2020 MFA exhibition is now online.