125th birthday bash for Thomas Hart Benton slated Friday at Kelly’s

04/06/2014 4:41 PM

04/06/2014 4:41 PM

An annual birthday bash in honor of Thomas Hart Benton on Friday will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Missouri painter’s birth.

A free open house from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Benton home and studio, 3616 Belleview Ave., will include two rarely seen original artworks by Benton.

That will be followed by a party from 6 to 8 p.m. in the back room at Kelly’s Westport Inn, 500 Westport Road.

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