EXHIBITION- Thomas Hart Benton's Perilous Visions

Year of Peril

Benton's Perilous Visions

August 11, 2018 – Spring 2019

Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center

After the United States entered World War II, Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton responded to the national crisis by working through his thoughts and emotions on canvas. Executed between 1941 and 1944, the works in the Benton's Perilous Visions exhibition manifest the anxiety, horror, grief, and resolve that Benton and his audience experienced during the war. Visit the Columbia center now to explore ten of Benton's paintings and their allegorical images, visions of events that came to fruition, and expression of fears that thankfully were never realized on US soil. Eight of these famous paintings illustrated the widely circulated Year of Peril propaganda booklet, published by Abbott Laboratories and the US government in 1942.

Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

More dates through March 1, 2019

State Historical Society
1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201

Event Type

Exhibits

Departmental Categories

Total Rewards, Mizzou

Sponsors

State Historical Society

Website

https://shsmo.org/art/exhibits/#benton

Cost

free

Department
State Historical Society, Mizzou Creative
Hashtag

##perilousvisions #thomashartbenton

Contact Name

Dr. Joan Stack

Contact Phone

573-882-7083

Contact Email

Stackj@shsmo.org

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