About this Event
1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201http://shs.umsystem.edu/art/exhibits/
Picturing Politics: Political Images by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton
Dec. 15, 2015 – June 2016
Missouri artists George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton had politics in their blood. Bingham was an active Whig who served in the Missouri state legislature, while Benton, named after one of Missouri's first senators, was the son of a Missouri congressman. Both men drew artistic inspiration from Missouri politics, creating images that contained political messages and commentaries on contemporary issues. Picturing Politics marks the return of Bingham's Watching the Cargo to Columbia from a national tour, as well as the engravings and lithographs of Bingham's Election series and political lithographs by Benton such as Mr. President, a portrait of Harry Truman.