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Joplin at the Turn of the Century, 1896–1906



This mural was dedicated to Joplin’s 100th birthday in 1973 and really captures life at this period in time. Thomas Hart Benton is a world-renowned Missouri painter and muralist, native to Neosho. His work epitomizes a period in American art known as Regionalism. Visit City Hall to learn the stories behind this mural—make sure to visit the Evolution of a Mural located on the mezzanine level. This area showcases the thought-process of Benton’s mural from inception to execution.

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Date Completed: 1973

Artist Information: Thomas Hart Benton

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