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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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Interesting

I’ve been wanting to go here for years and finally got around to it. I’m not a huge art fan, but... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
jeh15343
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Eye Opening

I never would have imagined the down to earth lifestyle of this famous artist and his family... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
TSW9
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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 13 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to go here for years and finally got around to it. I’m not a huge art fan, but was more interested in seeing the inside of the house. I was surprised to find out how modest his studio was and how everything...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I never would have imagined the down to earth lifestyle of this famous artist and his family. Excellent informative tour and well educated tour guide. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This was an out of the way site but well worth the visit. I enjoy “living” history over museums and this home and studio were as close to the history of Thomas Hart Benton as I suspect you can get. I came in without a...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Enjoyed the tour of Thomas Hart Benton's home and studio very mucn! Very knowledgeable tour guide, lots of information about Benton and his family, as well as his paintings.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visited this home on a lovely autumn day. The stone wall to the left of the entrance still boasts the old rings where they tied up their horses. The home is what I expected and you can learn quite a bit from the knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I are regular visitors to art museums around the world. Additionally, my wife is a professional artist. So a visit to one of Missouri's most recognized artist's studios was almost obligatory. In the studio itself it almost seems as if Benton had...More

Thank JimKirkwood
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I had an afternoon off. Went to the home of Thomas Hart Benton. Really was surprise of this Genius and his work. Excellent for solo or couples to go. Kids older would be alright.

Thank Martha K
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Could benefit from an introductory video that introduces you to the life of THB. The house, alone, was unusual and interesting!

Thank tonytuna
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Definitely a hidden gem in Kansas City. It provided a look into Mr Benton's life and a little about the era. MO parks service employees are very friendly and did a great job on the tour. It is very reasonably priced. Definitely worth a quick...More

Thank karefrey
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Well worth the time to visit an American artist's home and work space which includes all original furnishings. The home is in the wonderful neighborhood of Roanoke which by itself has amazing homes and yards. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The architecture of...More

Thank Judith V
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