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. Learn more about this historic site, visit mostateparks.com/park/thomas-hart-benton-home-and-studio-state-historic-site.
Missouri’s state park system, which has consistently been ranked as one of the top four state park systems in the nation, contains 91 parks and historic sites. Within more than 150,000 acres available to the public, the state park system has something to fit everyone’s needs. The system includes homes of famous Missourians, Civil War battlefields; and reminders of yesterday such as gristmills and covered bridges. The state’s most outstanding landscapes are preserved for everyone’s enjoyment. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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