Storrs, CT – “The Gatsby Era: Art, Literature, and the Pursuit of the American Dream” is the theme of the March 15th Friday Art Forum at The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut. The discussion complements the museum’s current exhibition Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of The Great Gatsby. The program runs from 5 to 7 pm.
Program moderator is Veronica Makowsky, Professor, Department of English at UConn and expert in twentieth-century American literature. Panel members are Eduardo Canedo, Assistant Professor of History at UConn and a specialist in the areas of political and economic history of the twentieth-century United States, and Arthur Wright, Emeritus Professor of Economics at UConn, researcher, editor and regular contributor to The Connecticut Economy.
Benton Museum members are admitted free. The fee for non-members is $10. An RSVP is appreciated by Wednesday, March 13. Please call 860-486-5084.
Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of The Great Gatsby; “These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs”: People and Places from the Classical World; and Director’s Cut are on exhibition through March 17. Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio will remain on exhibition through April 28.
The William Benton Museum of Art is located at 245 Glenbrook Road on the University of Connecticut campus at Storrs. Museum hours: Tues-Fri Noon-4:30 / Sat-Sun 1-4:30. The museum will be closed March 18-25 for the university’s spring break and March 30-31 for Easter weekend. Phone: 860.486.4520. www.thebenton.org. www.facebook.com/benton.museum.