Benton in the News: July 29 – August 11

Benton in the News is a biweekly feature highlighting exhibitions, sales, and recent news clips about the artist.  To submit news items, email

A recent exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago examines the horrors and heroism of World War II through rediscovered Soviet propaganda and a panel from Benton’s Perils of War.  The show is on display through October 23. Read more.

The Reynolda House Museum closed “Thomas Hart Benton, America’s Master Storyteller” July 31 after five months on display.  The show featured three lithographs and the large-scale 1927 oil painting Bootleggers. Read more.

The Sheldon Museum of Art is reinstalling its permanent collection galleries with “Histories”, a new exhibition that explores how history has directed, influenced, or been represented in art. Benton is on display, along with Isabel Bishop, Thomas Cole, Alexander Calder, Aaron Douglas, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, Dorothea Lange, Martha Rosler, and Fritz Scholder and others.  Read more.

The Joslyn Art Museum re-installed five new galleries, opening August 11, featuring American and American Western art.  A gallery dedicated to Realism, Abstraction and Regionalism will include work by Benton, along with John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, John Sloan, Robert Henri and others.  Read more.


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