Benz Gallery of Floral Art


The M. Benz Gallery of Floral Art at Texas A&M University was created to provide a setting for fine art collection from the Benz estate. Display cases in this park-like atrium of the Horticulture/Forest Science Building hold exhibits for the pleasure of students and the community-at-large.Benz Gallery Logo - Oct 2013 tamu

The Benz collection contains sculptures and bronze vessels representing the period from the birth of Christ up through to the present. Pictorial art portrays the Renaissance period through the Modernists, with emphasis on Oriental block prints and Western wildlife. Ceramic containers range from the earliest Aztec period to the most contemporary, displaying many techniques and types of glazes. In addition, an extensive array of photography captures people and places, flowers and plants, art and design on a global scale. Of special interest are the gold orchids cast by the “lost-wax method” from fresh blossoms from Mr. Benz’ own collection. Since its dedication in April 1986, the M. Benz Gallery of Floral Art has provided an environment in which students of the Benz School and Texas A&M University can experience floral design as the fine art envisioned by M. “Buddy” Benz.


The Benz Gallery is open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment for small groups.


Parking for a fee available in lot #74 during the work week or at no charge on most weekends.

For more information about the current exhibit, please contact the Benz School at (979) 845-1699