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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

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MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART TO SHOWCASE AMERICAN SCENE PAINTING

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

Westerns

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

Commentary

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

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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

Reflection