Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

 

Memphis, Tennessee

 

(901) 722-3500

 

 

 

Lasting Impressions: Drawings by

Thomas Hart Benton

 

February 1 - March 29, 1998

 

A Corner of Our Living Room at Chilmark, 1950s

 

In 1935, Benton returned to Missouri accepting a teaching position at the Kansas City Art Institute. While there, and after completing his then controversial "The Social History of Missouri" mural in 1936, he became an outspoken member of the new Regionalist movement. The Regionalists promoted the concept that art should be created for and enjoyed by ordinary people.

 

Pulp, Paper and Sawmill Town, West Virginia, 1928

 

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