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Bingham, the Missouri Artist: Art, Film & Music

  • Historic Independence Square 112 West Maple Avenue Independence, MO, 64050 United States (map)

Spend a day in historic Independence learning, experiencing and enjoying the life of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham.

The day includes a special screening of the new documentary The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Binghamby Emmy-winning Kansas City filmmakers Wide Awake Films. The screening will include a chance to meet and engage the filmmakers.

The American Artist - The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham Trailer from Wide Awake Films on Vimeo.

The day includes other options:

  • A personal tour of the Jackson County Art Galley which includes several Bingham portraits and prints collected by Ken McClain. The tour will be led by Joan Stack, art curator and Bingham expert with the State Historical Society of Missouri.

  • A reception at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate and a performance by the Mengel Brothers Duo whose music is included in the movie. The Independence musicians' CDInspired by Bingham includes original compositions by Dana Mengel based on viewing Bingham paintings.

  • End the evening with a special dinner at Ophelia's Restaurant or Cafe Verona on the Independence Square.

Spend as much time (and money) as your schedule and budget permits.

The daylong special events are a benefit for the Jackson County Historical Society.

Event partners include the City of Independence and the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the Independence Square Assocation, McClain Enterprises and the State Historical Society of Missouri.