Thomas Hart Benton: A Visiting Masterpiece from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

June 19, 2018–December 30, 2018 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

A visiting masterwork by celebrated Regional artist Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) is the centerpiece of a small exhibition exploring the artist’s expressive narrative style and interest in capturing the social history of his era. The 1946 painting titled New England Editor depicts New Bedford, Massachusetts editor George A. Hough, portrayed as an embodiment of fair and honest journalism. For the first time ever, this oil painting is displayed alongside Benton works on paper from the collection of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

Support for this Museum collaboration is provided by Art Bridges


Thomas Hart Benton, New England Editor, 1946, Oil and tempera on gessoed panel, (46.1456).  Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Hayden Collection – Charles Henry Hayden Fund.  Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.