Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site

3616 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64111


Museum Website

This Victorian-style home offers a glimpse into how renowned painter and sculptor Thomas Hart Benton lived and worked. 

The house was the residence of the famous Missouri painter beginning in 1939 and has remained virtually untouched since his death.  Benton converted half of the carriage house into his art studio, which remains as he left it. Visitors can still see coffee cans full of paintbrushes, pots of paint, and a stretched canvas waiting to be transformed. 

Benton had just put the finishing touches on his last mural, The Sources of Country Music, when he died in his studio in 1975. 

Guided tours of the site are offered daily.​