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Retroactive Autorretrato, 2013, by Negar Ahkami, gesso, acrylic, and glitter on canvas stretched on panel. (Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery)

New Exhibition Treads ‘Sacred Ground’

'UConn Reads: Sacred Ground' at the Benton Museum is based on this year's UConn Reads selection, which outlines a vision of America where people of all faiths can make a country where diverse traditions thrive side by side.

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Revisiting the First Folio: The Undergraduate Experience with Shakespeare

During the Fall 2016 semester, with the support of a micro-grant from the Folger Institute to promote the teaching of Shakespeare to undergraduates, the “Experiencing Shakespeare” course gave students the opportunity to experience Shakespeare as an enduring cultural force through innovative material and digital modes of inquiry. Students explored Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories through […]

Photos taken from backstage at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts during the UConn Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore on Jan. 24, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Behind the Scenes of H.M.S. Pinafore

Take a peek behind the scenes at the dress rehearsal for UConn Opera's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore.

Image Detail of work by Cora Lynn Deibler “Hillary Clinton: Politician”, 2014

Opening January 26th at the Benton Museum: UConn Reads: Sacred Ground & 50th Art Faculty Exhibition

January 26 – March 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017 4:30 – 6:30pm UConn Reads: Sacred Ground Inspired by this year’s UConn Reads selected book, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America by Eboo Patel, this exhibition features artists and subjects connected by a shared history, ideals, and identity that serve […]

UConn Winter Puppet Slam to be presented on Friday, February 3

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2017 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in UConn’s Studio Theatre. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers, including Lone Wolf Tribe, Dana Samborski, Better than […]

University Of Hartford Names New President, UConn Alum Gregory Woodward, B.M. ’77

By Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant The University of Hartford Board of Regents has appointed Gregory S. Woodward, a Midwest college president with roots in West Hartford, as the university’s next president. Woodward, who will take office July 1, has been president of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., since 2012. He will succeed Walter Harrison, who […]

MESTIZX NATION: Gonzalez and Menchaca at Contemporary Art Galleries, January 26 – March 10

The Contemporary Art Galleries will present an exhibition of artworks including paintings, prints and videos by Texas-based artists Suzy Gonzalez and Michael Menchaca. Prior to the artists’ reception, Gonzalez and Menchaca will present a public talk on their artwork at 5pm in UConn’s Art Building. This event is open to the public, and free of […]

Professor of Art Emeritus, painter and photographer, Roger L. Crossgrove passes away at age 95.

Roger Lynn Crossgrove, Professor of Art Emeritus, painter and photographer, passed away peacefully at the age of 95, on December 14, 2016, in Storrs, CT. Roger was predeceased by his brother Dale, sister Ardyce, his former wife, Wynona, and a son, Cory. He is survived by his children; Chris and his wife Shoshana Levinson, Cathy, […]

Old Sturbridge Hires Tinsel The Talking Christmas Tree Built by UConn Puppeteers

Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village this month can meet and talk with Tinsel the Talking Christmas Tree, a puppet designed by puppeteers from the UConn Puppetry program.