Thomas Hart Benton's 125th Birthday At The Kansas City Museum

Mar 31, 2014

"The Twist" by Thomas Hart Benton, 1960
"The Twist" by Thomas Hart Benton, 1960
Credit James Vaughan / Flickr / Creative Commons

Thomas Hart Benton was one of Kansas City's most famous artists. This year marks the 125th anniversary of his birth, and the Kansas City Museum is throwing a birthday party by displaying some of Benton's most prominent lithographs in a special exhibit.

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Eds note: In the broadcast of this segment Rita Benton, Thomas Hart Benton's wife, was incorrectly identified as the model used as reference for the painting "Persephone." The model was Imogene Bunten.