Chautauqua 2017

Thomas Hart Benton

Join us for a weekend you won't soon forget!
 
Cocktails with Benton 
Friday, October 13
Historic Newman Building
 
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to view rarely seen
sketches from Thomas Hart Benton.
Refreshments provided by Red Onion Cafe.
 
 You will have the exclusive opportunity to hear Thomas Hart Benton have
an in-depth conversation about the mural in the Historic Newman Building
and how it came about. He will also take the time to talk about additional pieces that were taken out of the archive to be seen for this single event only.
 
Evening with Benton
Saturday, October 14
Joplin Little Theater
 
What an opportunity!
Come and relax with us as we spend time with Thomas Hart Benton as he talks about his life as an artist and the exceptional amount of travel he's done. He will talk about how he got started and what he did through his life as an artist. 
 
Downtown Mural Tour
Saturday, October 14
Tour times: 10:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Limit 30 per tour
Tour Meets at Joplin City Hall on the 6th Street  side of the Building
 
Take an hour with us as we explore and get a better understanding of the Downtown Joplin city murals! 
 
Historic Building Walking Tour
Saturday, October 14
Tour times: 10:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Tour Meets at Joplin City Hall on the 6th Street  side of the Building
 
Hosted by Brad Belk.
Take a short walk around downtown and learn Joplin history as Brad Belk takes you to a few of the most beautiful buildings downtown: The Fox Theatre (Central Christian Church), The Frisco Building, and Newman building (City Hall).
 
 
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