Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The M. Benz Gallery of Floral Art at Texas A&M University was created to provide a setting for treasures 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.A fine arts collection of sculpture and bronze vessels represents the period from the birth of Christ through 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 in Mr. Benz' own collection.