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Bob Adelman photograph collection ➔ New School Class in Room with Thomas Hart Benton Murals

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bob Adelman (photographer)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)

Date

1978 – 1979

Work Type

photographic prints

Description

An unidentified class meeting in the room in The New School's 66 West 12th Street building housing Thomas Hart Benton's American Today murals. Benton painted a series of murals, America Today, in 1930 to cover each wall of the boardroom on the third floor of the new building of The New School that was designed by Joseph Urban, and open to the public in 1931. The boardroom was later turned into a classroom. The murals were purchased by AXA (then Equitable Life) in 1984, and donated to the Metropolitan Museum in 2012, where they are on permanent view.

Inscription

© BOB ADELMAN/119 FIFTH AVENUE/N.Y.C. 10003/1978/REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED WITHOUT/PERMISSION OF PHOTOGRAPHER

Location

box 1, folder 8

Identifier

NA001401_000001

Citation

Bob Adelman. New School Class in Room with Thomas Hart Benton Murals. 1978 – 1979. Bob Adelman photograph collection. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 15 Jul 2019.

Use Restrictions

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