Gallery Talk: Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song
Wednesday, November 18, Noon
Included with gallery admission, Members FREE
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Join Katie Delmez, Curator at the Frist Center, for a tour of Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song.
In conjunction with the Nashville Public Library’s call for a city-wide celebration of beloved author Mark Twain, the Frist Center will present a selection of drawings and watercolors narrating Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by another promoter of American narratives and everyday life, Thomas Hart Benton.
A second section of the exhibition will focus on another source of inspiration for the artist—one particularly appropriate for Nashville—folk music and musicians. Benton’s lifelong admiration of Americana music is well known, yet works of this subject matter have not yet been assembled as an exhibition.