Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, Kansas City

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Thomas Hart Benton was an American muralist/painter from Missouri. He lived with his family in this house from 1939-1975. Exhibits showcase his artwork. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, numerous paints, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed into another of his masterpieces. This is the place to get in touch with an American legend.

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  • Our docent was excellent, most patient and willing to tolerate three women who had experience with THB. The studio is fascinating - exactly as it was left. The house is authentic and helps explain bot...  more »
  • Spent a wonderful couple of hours here learning American history, especially of the West. Learned about how important the buffalo were to the Native Americas, something all of us should know. Oh, and ...  more »
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  • This is easily the best house museum I've ever visited. Katie, our tour guide, was expert-level knowledgeable about Benton, his family, and the home and was wonderfully engaging by asking us questions and starting conversations. I had no idea that this place is the smallest national park in the US at a 1/3 of an acre! Very intimate experience and I felt like I came away with so much knowledge and insight. I hope to visit again soon and go on the Roanoke Walking Tour Katie put together.
  • Historic gem! This tour was great - our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and made the subject so interesting. Always a fan of THB, it was amazing to see where he worked and lived. The house is beautiful and they've done a great job of keeping it real and inviting. So interesting the lives of the Benton's. A treasure for Kansas City and a must see for locals and visitors!

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