Thomas Hart Benton Extravaganza

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Henry Adams, author of Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations, will appear as a part of IN SYNC WITH THOMAS HART BENTON, a special exhibit on the Missouri artist that will take place in Columbia, MO. The events will culminate with Orrin Evans’s Captain Black Big Band performing a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Henry Adams will participate in a panel discussion on the artist and will be signing books throughout the celebrations. Thomas Hart Benton will be on sale for a special price of $30 at these events only.

Adams, Henry photo credit Robert MullerIt is also available at Amazon and IndieBound.


February 3rd at 6pm in Fisher Auditorium:

Join Henry Adams, Orrin Evans, and other scholars and musicians for a discussion of art created and inspired by Thomas Hart Benton. The first panel will focus on music and Benton’s art, touching on controversies that have become part of his legacy. The second session will explore the creative process of composing commissioned music that evokes images of Benton’s art.

A public reception at The Roof at the Broadway Hotel will follow the discussion.

Fig. 1, Adams, Benton

Thomas Hart Benton

February 4th at The Missouri Theatre, doors open at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm

Orrin Evans’s Captain Black Big Band will give only the second complete performance of the five-part “Harlem Suite,” originally commissioned by and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last February. The performance will incorporate digital reproductions of the artist’s murals as a backdrop while the 10-piece ensemble delivers a full-length concert.

The State Historical Society of Missouri will also host a mini-exhibit highlighting several of Benton’s artworks that relate to music.

For more detailed information, see The State Historical Society of Missouri

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