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Thomas Hart Benton Mural and Evolution of a Mural Display

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   08:00AM — 05:00PM
602 S. Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801

Additional Information

Open Year-round
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
ADA Fully Compliant
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Free Admission
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested
Historic District

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