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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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Great side trip

Definitely a hidden gem in Kansas City. It provided a look into Mr Benton's life and a little about... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Make the time to visit this site

Well worth the time to visit an American artist's home and work space which includes all original... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Judith V
Vancouver, Washington
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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 11 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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

1  Thank MississippiMama17
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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.

Thank godwinasl
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

2  Thank Mark B
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

1  Thank Kenneth W
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

Thank artnik
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

1  Thank allysonb
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

Thank rdear60878
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

1  Thank MarthaAnne1953
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30 June 2015|
Response from Tammy S |
Adult admission is $5