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Thomas Hart Benton

An American Legacy in New Britain

Brandon Kralik | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Douglas Hyland is the Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut. For the past 15 years he has expanded not only the Collection of America's first museum solely dedicated to American art, but he has expanded the museum itself several times.

Must-see Painting Shows: January 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I looked at a lot of art while hunkering down to escape the subarctic temperatures blasting through Boston and much of the country last week. My monthly review of more than 400 gallery shows yielded close to one hundred must-see painting shows, three dozen of which involve New American Paintings' alumni.

The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Biographers often find it amusing to note the job an artist had before becoming able to live off the sales of their artwork, but for artists those jobs are not just anecdotes.

Exploring The Career Of Missouri Artist Thomas Hart Benton

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I recently read an article about a 1951 Thomas Hart Benton painting that sold for nearly $1.9 million at a Southeby's auction. The painting, Flood Dis...