GAME OF THRONES: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Furniture

The William Benton Museum of Art

Mar. 28, 2024 - Jul. 21, 2019

245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, 06269
PHONE (860) 486-4520

Game of Thrones features “thrones “or examples of art chairs created by nine of the key artists and makers of contemporary art furniture: John Dunnigan, Jim Cole, Terence Main, Mitch Ryerson, Lothar Windels, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Dale Broholm, and Wendell Castle. Chairs are democratic in that everyone knows what chairs are, everyone sits in chairs daily, and everyone likely owns at least one chair. Therefore, it can be a challenge for some of our audience to accept a chair’s status as art. It is our goal to introduce our audience to the decorative arts as fine art and the concept that the chairs on view are a form of sculpture. Central to this exhibition is the idea that design aesthetics and function can be integrated into one object.

The balcony exhibition, Counterproof Press: Collaborations, samples the collaborative studio projects facilitated by Counterproof Press, a hub for printmaking, illustration, design, book arts, and creative writing at the University of Connecticut.

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cash Bar & light hors d’oeuvres.

Open to the Public. FREE event, donations are highly appreciated.
Learn Swing Dancing from 5 – 5:30 with demonstrations and lessons by the UConn Swing and Blues Club
Remarks at 5:30

The reception will feature live music from the 7-piece Survivors Swing Band (5:30–7:00 pm)
RSVP 860.486.4520 or [email protected]

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