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Sunday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

One of my favorite ways to pass a Sunday afternoon is by visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Because we attend so frequently, Mister BS’s grandma pays for us to have a membership (she’s also a big supporter of the arts).

In addition to checking out the Roads of Arabia exhibit, we made a special trip to see all the Thomas Hart Benton’s.

Thomas Hart Benton - Persephone

 Persephone | Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and muralist from Kansas City, Missouri—and also a friend of grandma’s family. She has a fantastic collection of his original art, but nothing quite like his larger-than-life paintings.

Thomas Hart Benton - American Epic

American Epic | Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton - Minstrel Show

Minstrel Show | Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton - Hollywood

Hollywood | Thomas Hart Benton

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The Sun Treader | Thomas Hart Benton

Of course, no trip to The Nelson-Atkins is complete without a walk through the sculpture garden and a picture with the iconic shuttlecocks.

molly @ nelson-atkins

For a Sunday afternoon trip to the museum, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes and layers. Even if it’s warm outside, the galleries will be cool.

molly at nelson-atkins w: bagsweater // gap | white cropped jeans // old navy | sandals // TJ Maxx (similiar) | necklace // turquoise from Native American arts fair (similiar) | tote // Kate Spade

The Roads of Arabia exhibit is at the Nelson through July, and they also have a daguerreotype exhibit I want to check out. We’re also looking forward to the Young Friends of the Art White Party in the Glass Labyrinth later this summer!

What is your favorite museum to visit?

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