Sunday, October 16, 2011

Benton Illustrations at the Library

Mark Twain and Tom Benton: Pictures, Prose and Song
is an exhibit featuring several original Benton illustrations for a limited edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, including classic scenes (such as the white-washing con and the courting of Becky Thatcher) that capture the spontaneity, humor, and fun in Twain’s prose. Also featured are original illustrations Benton drew for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Twain’s autobiographical Life on the Mississippi – all of them among Missouri’s greatest artistic treasures. The exhibit, at the beautiful Kansas City Public Library at 14 W. 10th Street, a couple blocks north of the former Harzfeld's downtown location, will continue through October 30.

After the exhibit make sure to visit Tom's Home & Studio