October 08, 2008
Art Historian to give Thomas Hart Benton Presentations on MU Campus
Pennsylvania State University Curator of American Art Leo Mazow will give two talks discussing the work of Thomas Hart Benton on October 16 and 17 on the University of Missouri campus. Mazow is the author of several scholarly works on Benton and is visiting Columbia after finishing his most recent book manuscript on the role of sound in Benton’s art.
Thursday evening Mazow will present “Thomas Hart Benton: Painting the Sound” at 5:30 p.m. in Ellis Auditorium. This lecture will explore Benton’s interest in music and the spoken word, and how each relates to his artwork.
“Thomas Hart Benton at The State Historical Society of Missouri: A Conversation with Professor Leo Mazow” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on October 17 in the Society’s Main Gallery. Mazow will discuss the more than 300 Benton pieces held by the Society, focusing on the Year of Peril series and the artist’s drawings for the Limited Editions Club’s Mark Twain volumes. The Society will show rarely seen Benton works as part of Mazow’s talk, and visitors are invited to ask questions of the scholar.
Both presentations by Mazow are free and open to the public.
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