Benton’s Year of Peril: An Epic Vision Created in Kansas City
Steve Sitton, Director of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio Historic Site
Thomas Hart Benton, The Harvest, from Year of Peril (1942-1942)
August 25, 2012
Columbia Research Center, Main Gallery
Steve Sitton, director of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio Historic Site in Kansas City, will present an illustrated lecture on Benton’s World War II paintings on display through September 15 in SHSMO’s exhibit 1942: Thomas Hart Benton’s Year of Peril. The pictures were painted within a four-month period in Kansas City, and Sitton will consider them in the context of Benton’s life and political background in Missouri.