Shawnee Mission High School students bought “Utah Highlands,” a painting by Thomas Hart Benton, as a class gift in 1957. The frame was said to have been made by Benton’s wife, Rita. The painting is no longer on display at the school, now known as Shawnee Mission North.
Shawnee Mission High School students bought “Utah Highlands,” a painting by Thomas Hart Benton, as a class gift in 1957. The frame was said to have been made by Benton’s wife, Rita. The painting is no longer on display at the school, now known as Shawnee Mission North. Courtesy of the Shawnee Mission School District
Shawnee Mission High School students bought “Utah Highlands,” a painting by Thomas Hart Benton, as a class gift in 1957. The frame was said to have been made by Benton’s wife, Rita. The painting is no longer on display at the school, now known as Shawnee Mission North. Courtesy of the Shawnee Mission School District

Where’s the Thomas Hart Benton painting? Shawnee Mission district isn’t saying

January 25, 2015 7:22 PM