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The Big Screen: Painting Hollywood

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thebigscreenThe Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hosting an exhibition of work by Thomas Hart Benton that looks at how the artist incorporated cinema into his paintings. This week, we talk with a curator at the museum about how Benton captured Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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"Hollywood, 1937–38," by Thomas Hart Benton, Tempera with oil on canvas, mounted on panel ©T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA

“Hollywood, 1937–38,” by Thomas Hart Benton, Tempera with oil on canvas, mounted on panel ©T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA