Sunday, September 04, 2016

History Of Kansas City Mural Lost & Found



Hype blog reporting touting one of many Midtown Kansas City real estate schemes . . .

Amid the dust and drilling at the yet-to-be-open Plexpod Westport Commons is a little-known artistic gem — a mural inspired by local painting legend Thomas Hart Benton.

Notice the careful wording that avoids discussion of any value related to the find but still offers a somewhat interesting tidbit for media discourse.

More to the point . . . Other than planted sponsored content stories . . . The future of this local project looks nearly as dismal as the shuttered school which preceeded it.

You decide . . .

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice mural documenting the history of Kansas City of the enslavement of humans. Thomas Hart Benton was from a well known family who held massive numbers of humans in slavery. Beware of the true dark legacy of persons thrust upon local pedestals as "heroes".

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Excellent point.

Let's not forget all of the inhabitants of this land that were massacred after it was "discovered" by settlers.

Anonymous said...

let's not forget that indians enslaved, murdered, raped one another for eons before the arrival of europeans and continued to do so after their arrival.