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Benton Museum Opening Reception

Thursday, January 23, 2014
4:30pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
William Benton Museum of Art

The Director of the William Benton Museum of Art, Nancy Stula, and the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, Brid Grant, invite you to an arts reception
Thursday, January 23, 2014
4:30 to 7 pm 
in celebration of these new exhibitions:
Persepolis: Word & Image /  A UConn Reads Exhibition
Making the Movement Move: Photography, Student Activism, & Civil Rights

Special debut performance at 6 pm of Blues Without Borders, a new group of musicians from the UConn community: 
Bass: Harry A. Frank, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Drums: Lewis Gordon, Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies

Vocals:  John Bailey, University Communications

Piano: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Associate Professor of History & Director, Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies 

Guitar: Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh, Professor of Political Science

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Pictured here, from Persepolis: Word & Image
Pouran Jinchi. Untitled 18 (Entropy Series), 2012. Acrylic and ink on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Leila Heller Gallery.

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Admission Fee: Free


Diane Lewis 860-486-1705

William Benton Museum of Art

Benton Museum of Art (primary), Art & Art History, UConn Master Calendar, UConn Reads

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