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Cradling Wheat ~ A Painting by Thomas Hart Benton

Cradling Wheat (1938) by Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was one of a group of American artists who painted ordinary people in everyday settings. 62 more words

Hollywood of A Bygone Era Showcased At Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum

The works of one of the most compelling artists of the 20th Century is currently being shown at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.   321 more words


County Profile: Benton


Bates County, founded on January 3, 1835, was named for U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Senator Thomas Hart Benton

Benton County Notables

Founded:  January 3, 1835… 53 more words



The American Museum of Western Art, as a session in its ongoing Artful Insight tours, will highlight the work of Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry on February 22nd. 166 more words


What's in a Name, Part II: MN County Names Honoring National Figures

We started a series of posts this week reviewing the significance of Minnesota’s county names. We started by reviewing county names with Native origins. Today, we look at county names honoring national figures. 1,014 more words


Met's Revamped Mod and Contemporary Collection Will Boast Beckmann, Klee Shows

Met Director and CEO Thomas Campbell began his remarks by reminding the press, who had assembled in the Modern and Contemporary wing of the staunch institution yesterday, that the Met has always been interested in collecting contemporary art, but with the caveat that many of those artists are “old masters today.” 354 more words

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American Nonepic: Perspective and Propaganda in Thomas Hart Benton

A curious contradiction sits at the center of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s recent exhibit, American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood. Throughout the exhibit, Kansas City native Thomas Hart Benton’s works invite viewers to reconsider elements of the American narrative from a different point of view. 2,686 more words