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Discover the Grounds: The Buffalo River and Thomas Hart Benton

Nature Talk/Lecture
Great Hall
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Green Landscape

Join us in the Great Hall for a panel discussion celebrating artist Thomas Hart Benton and the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo National River!

Presented in partnership with the University of Arkansas Humanities Center, the discussion will feature Steve Sitton, the historic site supervisor of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio and Angie Albright, director of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, in a conversation centered on the Buffalo River, the anniversary of its becoming a National River, and the spectacular artworks by Benton that captured its beauty.

Following the discussion, we’ll present a screening of the film First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure, showing the river’s history from the 1960s to today. We hope to see you there!

Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.


About the Discussion

This panel is part of The Digital Buffalo project, which has been sponsored by the U of A Chancellor’s fund and is under the direction of the U of A Humanities Center and U of A Libraries. News on upcoming events, as well as videos of past events and a developing library of digital documents, is available at the project website.