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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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Wonderful place.

I had an afternoon off. Went to the home of Thomas Hart Benton. Really was surprise of this Genius... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Martha K
Fairway, Kansas
For THB lovers!

Could benefit from an introductory video that introduces you to the life of THB. The house, alone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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

I had an afternoon off. Went to the home of Thomas Hart Benton. Really was surprise of this Genius and his work. Excellent for solo or couples to go. Kids older would be alright.

Thank Martha K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could benefit from an introductory video that introduces you to the life of THB. The house, alone, was unusual and interesting!

Thank tonytuna
Reviewed 12 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 25 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 22 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 6 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 17 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
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30 June 2015|
Response from Tammy S |
Adult admission is $5