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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

3616 Belleview Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3808
+1 816-931-5722
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The visit includes a 30 minute tour. Our guide was very informative and had family connections... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GarbenK
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A Nice Find

We met our grandkids in KC and when they departed for home we had about 5 hours before going to the... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
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Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a glimpse into how the talented Benton lived and worked. Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. Thomas Hart Benton died in his studio in 1975.
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3616 Belleview Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit includes a 30 minute tour. Our guide was very informative and had family connections with the Bentons. It was neat to see his studio as well as several original pieces of work. One of his early pieces is on loan (most of his...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We met our grandkids in KC and when they departed for home we had about 5 hours before going to the airport and all museums are closed on Mondays. We found this tour and found it to be a fascinating tour of the home of...More

Thank Craig F
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for activities with my daughter while in town for a children's hospital visit. My tween is an art fanatic and wanted to visit a museum, so we were delighted to find this attraction. The tour was a little lackluster, but the actual...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

I took two buddies from out of town there this weekend. They LOVED it! The old house alone is worth seeing, but the authentic Benton artifacts will blow your mind. He was so interesting, and such a big deal! Don't miss this. Our tall, red-haired...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

After witnessing the large Benton mural at the Truman Library, we went to check out to painter's home and studio which are now a State Park. The tour is $5 and can vary greatly depending on who is visiting at the time of day. Our...More

Thank rickophoto
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Learn about artist Thomas Hart Benton & his family & art at his home in a charming KC neighborhood. Guided tour, Ethan was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions! Much of his (smaller) art on display. Great complement to viewing Benton's art at the Nelson-Atkins...More

Thank BudgetButSafe
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

You should not miss this Charming neighborhood, great guides, unhurried tour; in fact you may be the only ones in the house. Tom was an important American artist.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Thomas Hart Benton was a fascinating regionalist artist who excelled in a multitude of disciplines. This museum is s hidden gem and well worth your attention if you are in the area.

Thank Eric W
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Home and studio, left as it was when he and his family lived there and he painted. Didn't know how prolific he was or the variety of styles he painted. Only knew his murals, one of which we saw at the Truman Library. Have seen...More

Thank SoSo39
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

The artwork on display from Mr. Benton was lovely. He is so unique! However it was the house that was the star of our visit. So authentic and personal.

Thank petercatalano
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