Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Changing West from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Deep South from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Midwest from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Midwest from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Deep South from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Changing West from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Instruments of Power from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Instruments of Power from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Coal from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Coal from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Steel from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Steel from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Building from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Building from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Activities with Subway from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Activities with Subway from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

 Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Activities with Dancehall from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Activities with Dancehall from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Outreaching Hands from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Outreaching Hands from America Today, 1930–31 Mural cycle consisting of ten panels, Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012

Images courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art