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Thomas Hart Benton Mural and Evolution of a Mural Display

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Thomas Hart Benton Mural
Credit: VisitJoplinMO

This 6-foot-by-14 foot mural, Benton’s last signed large-scale work, is displayed in the Joplin city hall. The mural depicts Joplin in 1900.

Benton grew up in Neosho and worked as a newspaper cartoonist in Joplin. Along with the original mural, Joplin City Hall offers a display that shows the evolution of the mural that Mr. Benton created for Joplin.

Items utilized from the beginning of the mural process to the end are available for public viewing Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Weekdays   8:00 am — 5:00 pm
602 S. Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed