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An exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art called Bingham to Benton: The Midwest as Muse has a section devoted to Thomas Hart Benton's Persephone and the process behind it.
Artist Bill Rakocy studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1940s and 50s, and modeled for Thomas Hart Benton. For this mural, he posed for two of the top figures over the doorway of this mural. Here, Rakocy remembers when he first met Benton.

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