Art for the People
Come toast the art of the Great Depression, Thomas Hart Benton and the Mount Morris New Deal Collection. See paintings from the New Deal gallery in a whole different setting. Hosted by Charred Bar and Grill on Main Street in Mount Morris. April 13th at 4pm. American Master Thomas Hart Benton was an influential muralist and painter during the Great Depression. This event is modeled after the “Benton Bash” in St.Louis where they hang original paintings by Thomas Hart Benton on the walls of a bar and celebrate his birthday. Benton wanted his art to be where regular folks could see it. We don’t have any paintings by Benton but we do have alot of work by contemporaries that were influenced by him. Come to Charred for drinks, food, ambiance and Benton’s 125th birthday while viewing some of the paintings in our collection.
The mission of Livingston Arts is to enrich the quality of life in Livingston County by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities. If you would like to learn more, or would like to join us in our mission by becoming a member, visit LivingstonArts.org or call 243.6785. Please visit our galleries and gift shop at 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510.