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PEM Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit a Dramatic Slice of Americana

“Hollywood” — The 1937-38 Life magazine commission is the centerpiece of the Peabody Essex Museum’s exciting new exhibit.

For Thomas Hart Benton, history was not a scholarly study, but a drama. 564 more words

Art Review

America's Treasure Chest

One of the great things about going down to the DC area is being able to take advantage of the great museums that are part of the… 258 more words

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Picturing Americans...Insights come from everywhere!

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to participate in a convo, “Picturing Americans,” about Thomas Hart Benton as part of the opening festivities for “ 234 more words

Afrochic

Father Figure: Thomas Hart Benton's Daughter Shares Memories of the American Master

When you’re the daughter of a famous American painter, you’ve likely got some very different thoughts on the man behind the brush than what’s been written in the history books. 627 more words

Back to the Blog

Hi folks, long time no see! This blog has lain dormant for some time, and I apologize for that, but sometimes life intervenes. This time, it took the form of my wife giving birth to a wonderful baby boy, not long after my last post. 680 more words

Thomas Hart Benton

His work has ‘America’ watermarked all over it. It is about hard work, honesty, humility and strength. It is filled with caricatures, cliches, sentimentalism. Some of it reminds me of… 47 more words

Culture

Benton's Rhythmic Landscape

One of the books in my to-read pile that is more of a tower now is one called Tom and Jack from writer Henry Adams… 371 more words

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