Westport Historical Society Speaker Series: Thomas Hart Benton's "Year of Peril"

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Audience: 
Adults
Activity Type: 
Other

Join us for another installation in our Westport Historical Society Speaker Series! Mr. Steve Sitton will discuss famed artist's Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril painting series. The collective works, created immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, made a decided impression on WWII propaganda efforts. Mr. Sitton's program will explore Benton's political background, look at each of the paintings, the critical reaction to Year of Peril, and examine the rest of Benton's artistic output during the war.

Steve Sitton has been the director of the Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site since 2001, and worked for MO State Parks since 1994. He is a graduate of Ruskin High School and earned his degree in history from Drury College.

RSVPs are welcome but not required.

Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM
Westport Branch Library
118 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 701-3488