Tour - Thomas Hart Benton Historic Site, Kansas City MO

Tour Benton's home and studio followed by a visit to the Nelson Art Gallery to see some of his paintings.  $5 donation requested.  RSVP here (preferably) or by emailing me at [masked].

The time shown is tentative.  More details to follow.

During the sign-in process all participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, please go to:


Since we have a large group, please arrive a little early so everyone has a chance to sign the waiver on the clipboard.  Also on the clipboard will be an envelop for donations to Sierra Club which will help fund a photo exhibit of Missouri's eight wilderness areas for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  We will probably split into two groups for  tours at the Benton Historic Site and the Nelson Art Gallery.  The tour guides have asked that we start on time so please gather about 10 minutes before each tour.  Parking is on the street however you can use the garage at the Nelson.  It looks like the weather will be in the 50's so it should be a great day!



Since our group is over 15, the cost will be $3 per person  for our 1 hour tour of  the THB home and studio.  The tour starts at 10:00 AM and please be forewarned that there is only one restroom available.  For lunch, I have made a reservation at the Rozelle Court (great cafe at the Nelson) for those that want to get something to eat or drink before our Nelson Art Gallery tour at 1 PM.


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  • Eileen M.

    The tour guides at the THB Home and at the Nelson Gallery were excellent+++. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the day with a great group of people.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting event with a nice group of people. Thanks, Eileen!

    January 20, 2013

  • Sandy P.

    Thoroughly informative and enjoyable. The guide was superb and so well-versed.

    January 19, 2013

  • Terri S.

    very informative;enjoyed; would recommend to others

    January 19, 2013

  • Sandy P.

    Hi Eileen, I need to change my RSVP from 1 to 2. Hubby is coming along.

    January 18, 2013

  • Renee A.

    Hi Eileen, just changed my rsvp from 3 of us to 1. My kids are home sick, unfortunately.

    January 18, 2013

  • Linda F.

    Eileen, Rich will not be joining us, just me, so if there is another person on the wait list he or she will be able to come.

    Looking forward to the Benton tour, have never been there in all the years I have lived in the area.

    Thank you!

    Linda Fairchild

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Eileen! I'll be sure to grab four dollars from underneath the mattress before I come to this event :)

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    An FYI for those who are interested in learning more: Netflix streaming has an intriguing 1 1/2 hour documentary on Thomas Hart Benton.

    October 31, 2012

    • Eileen M.

      Mike - Thanks for the info. I talked to the tour guide this week and she will include some background on the Benton family and will relate items on display to the paintings we will see at the Nelson. The tour at the Benton home costs $4.

      1 · November 1, 2012

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