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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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Pilgrimage - homage to Regionalism and KC

Disclaimer- he's my favorite artist and one of the main reasons we came to KC this summer. The home... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Charming visit

We really enjoyed seeing the house and hearing the stories about the artist and his family. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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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
+1 816-931-5722
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Disclaimer- he's my favorite artist and one of the main reasons we came to KC this summer. The home is well preserved- intact and charming and well maintained. The neighborhood is gorgeous, wooded and inviting. Our tour guide, Katie, could not have been more well-informed,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed seeing the house and hearing the stories about the artist and his family. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

The home itself is in an old neighborhood in which each house has very distinctive and beautiful architecture. He lived in it for an extensive period up until the time he died. He is known mostly for his murals, so the amount of original work...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Art and history intersects at the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio, located in the elegant old Roanoke neighborhood in mid-town Kansas City. Everything is just as the controversial artist and his family left it, with original furnishings, including his carriage house studio with coffee...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Benton was one of America’s great painters (born in Kansas City), and a teacher of Jackson Pollock. His home & studio are untouched since his death in the mid 70’s, and it is absolutely fascinating to see how and where he lived and worked –...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

So fun! We had no idea this was in Kansas City until our elementary school student had a project to do on a 'Famous Missourian'. We were more than pleasantly surprised to see this was right off of Southwest Trafficway, easily accessible and open on...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Was with a group of art docents, so we know what a good art tour is all about. The Museum Director gave us our tour. It was fascinating. He was better than most other docents I've experienced, with fascinating tidbits about Benton's life and work...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a Benton fan you will enjoy his home. The house and studio look like the couple just stepped out. Pretty much has been left the way it was when his wife died. I hope the state finds some money to do some...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a great learning experience for me to visit the Thomas Hart Benton Home. I loved the studio, house and the decision to leave it untouched. Our guide was so informative and knew so much about Tom and his family. I love the gustiness of...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in art. Thomas Benton was controversial during his life and visiting his home and studio sheds light on his character, formative influences and his family. We were very lucky to have an extremely good...More

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Questions & Answers
30 June 2015
Response from Tammy S
Adult admission is $5