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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

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Park Information

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. 

Park Hours

April through October:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

November through March:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
  • The site is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.