Thomas Hart Benton

The Missouri Mural

Clip | 5m 11s  | Video has closed captioning.

Thomas Hart Benton was commissioned to paint a mural depicting the social history of Missouri. Located in the Missouri state capitol, the honest and sometimes dark depictions of Missouri’s history resulted in some controversy.

Aired: 05/02/17

Rating: NR


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