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

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

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 as bridges of cooperation throughout Islam and America. We have juxtaposed Eboo Patel’s words with images by international artists who illustrate and support his thesis and his message.

*All works in the exhibition courtesy of the Leila Heller Gallery.

The University of Connecticut’s UConn Reads program has been created to bring together the University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community.

The 50th Annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights recent work of the permanent, adjunct, and visiting studio art faculty from the Department of Art and Art History, School of Fine Arts at UConn. A variety of media are featured; painting, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, printmaking, photography, and installation art. Such diverse bodies of work represent the most significant directions in contemporary art, as well as the unique vision of each artist-faculty member.