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Category: October 2015

Thomas Hart Benton: The Perils of War

Art for Every Home Speaker Series presentation on Oct 29 at 5:30pm

Thomas Hart Benton, The Sowers , from the series The Year of Peril, 1941–42

Joan Stack, State Historical Society of Missouri curator, will present “Thomas Hart Benton: The Perils of War” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 in the second installment of the Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists speaker series. AAA artist Thomas Hart Benton began a series of eight paintings known collectively as “The Year of Peril” immediately after the December 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, compelled to express on canvas this heightened threat to American democracy.

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Current Exhibitions

Jacqueline Groag, Puppet Ballet, 1953

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists
Sept 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016

2015 Common Works of Art
August 24, 2015 – July 2016

Jacqueline Bishop: Songs for the Earth
August 4 – December 20, 2015

Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach
Fall 2014 – May 2017

Image: Jacqueline Groag, (Great Britain, born Czechoslovakia, 1903–1986), Puppet Ballet, 1953, cotton, printed, Associated American Artists for Signature Fabrics by M. Lowenstein & Sons, Museum purchase, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1999.35.1

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Please note, the Beach Museum of Art will be closed Nov. 26-27 and December 21 – January 4.