The Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art

Christian Marclay <em>Memento (Hearing is Believing)</em>, 2008
Christian Marclay Memento (Hearing is Believing), 2008

The Benson University Center is the home of a unique art collection, established in 1962, conceived by students and purchased entirely with university funds. Since the first buying trip in 1963, every four years a group of students works with an Art Department faculty member to research the contemporary American art scene, then travels to New York to purchase new works. This is the university’s premiere collection, numbering over 160 different pieces by over 100 different artists.

To view works from the collection, visit the University Art Collections website.

Need more information?

Contact us:
Campus Programs & Services Administrative Office:
P: 336.758.4869
F: 333.758.4883

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Located Benson University Center Room 139
(Office of the Dean of Students)